Filters

Idioms

Phrases

Proverbs

Loan words

Historical loan words

Filters

Idioms

Phrases

Proverbs

Loan words

Historical loan words

whakamaru

1. (verb) (-hia,-ngia,-tia) to protect, shelter.

Ka nukuhia rātau ko tana whānau ki Ākarana whakamaru ai (TTR 1990:211). / She moved with her family to Auckland to protect them.

Show example

Hide example

Synonyms: taumaru, whakahaumaru, whakaruru, , manaaki, tiaki, whakamarumaru, whakaruruhau, rauhī, parahau, araarai, whakahau, whakangungu, pare, whakamaurutanga, ruruhau, pātakitaki, pāruru, tūrutu, pātūtū, taumarumaru, whakamauru, maru, piringa, tāwharau, tīhokahoka


2. (noun) protection.

Nā tana mōteatea ka oho te aroha o Te Rangihaeata, ka tuku i tana whakamaru ki te whānau, ka mauria rātou katoa ki Kapiti (TTR 1990:266). / When she sang a lament Te Rangihaeata was moved to extend his protection to the family, taking them all to Kapiti Island.

Show example

Hide example

Synonyms: parahau, whakahau, whakangungu, pare, puapua, tiakanga, kaikaro, taumaru, whakahaumaru, pātūtū, taumarumaru, tiaki, tiakitanga, papare, whakangungu rākau, waonga, amarara, hamarara

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