Found 1 match
  • filters Arrow
    • Include Idioms
      Exclude Idioms
      Only Idioms
    • Include Phrases
      Exclude Phrases
      Only Phrases
    • Include Proverbs
      Exclude Proverbs
      Only Proverbs
    • Include Loan Words
      Exclude Loan Words
      Only Loan Words
      Include Historical Loan Words
    • Close

kāwei Play

1. (noun) shoot (of a creeper or gourd plant), tentacle.

Ka whakangeingei te kāwei o te hue (W 1971:233). / The tentacle of the gourd plant stretched forth.

See also kāwai

2. (noun) line of descent, lineage, pedigree.

Ko ngā toronga o te kāwei o Hōri, i toro atu ki Waikato, ki a Ngāti Maru hoki i Hauraki (KA 1/1/1861:17). / The branches of George's lineage included Waikato and the Ngāti Maru tribe in Hauraki.

See also kāwai

Books + Apps


The App

This Māori dictionary is now available as an app. With the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android app you can use the dictionary anywhere without the need to be online.

iPhone / iPad / Android


The Book

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

More info