Filters

Idioms

Phrases

Proverbs

Loan words

Historical loan words

Filters

Idioms

Phrases

Proverbs

Loan words

Historical loan words

hōnore

1. (loan) (verb) (-tia) to honour.

...koia ngā waea tuku whakaatu whakamoemiti, hōnore, i tukua e te kāwana i runga i te mana o ngā iwi e rua, o Niu Tīreni, Pākehā, Māori hoki... (TJ 4/1/1898:4). / ...these were the telegrams praising and honouring sent by the governor under the authority of the two races of New Zealand, the Pākehā and the Māori...

Show example

Hide example


2. (loan) (modifier) honourable, honoured.

Kia ora koutou, mō koutou i whakaaro nui ki te whakatū i te ingoa rangatira hōnore o tō tātau wahine Ariki Kuīni o Ingarangi, hei reo mō te ao, hei reo mō tātau (TJ 11/1/1898:6). / Greetings to you for the wonderful idea to establish the honoured chiefly name of our noble woman Queen of England as the voice for the world and for us.

Show example

Hide example


3. (loan) (modifier) honorary.

I te tau 1974 harikoa katoa ana ia i te whakatūnga i a ia e te rōpū o ngā hōia mōrehu o Tūranga hai mema hōnore mō tō rātau rōpū (TTR 2000:191). / In 1974 she was delighted to be granted honorary membership of the Gisborne RSA (DNZB 2000:456).

Show example

Hide example


4. (loan) (noun) honour, prestige, majesty.

Nā te kaha o tēnei kamupene ki te hāpai i te kaupapa tā pukapuka i roto i te reo Māori, kua riro tētahi o ngā hōnore nui o te ao ki runga i a rātou. / Because of the strength of this company in promoting publishing in the Māori language, they have been awarded one of the prestigious international honours.

Show example

Hide example

Synonyms: kīngitanga, korōria, mana, hau, whakahirahiratanga

Te Kākano 3rd Edition

New edition of the leading Māori-language textbook out now.

More info

The App

Te Aka Māori Dictionary is also available as an iOS and Android app. Download below.

iOS Android

The Book

Te Aka Māori-English, English-Māori Dictionary and Index by John C Moorfield comprises a selection of modern and everyday language that will be extremely useful for learners of the Māori language.

More info

He Pātaka Kupu

Te kai a te rangatira

He Pātaka Kupu is a monolingual Māori language dictionary, and was designed using its own culturally authentic terms.

Visit website

00:00