Filters

Idioms

Phrases

Proverbs

Loan words

Historical loan words

Filters

Idioms

Phrases

Proverbs

Loan words

Historical loan words

ngahue

1. (verb) to appear in great numbers, swarm, flock, mass.

E ngahue kau ana ngā kōura o Whitianga (G 1853:cxi). / The crayfish of Whitianga are massing.

Show example

Hide example


2. (noun) abundance.

I te whakataukī rā, 'Ka riro te irikura, ka waiho te purapura a Whakaotirangi, te take o te irikura', e rite ana ki te maurikura, ki te taketake o te iri, nāna i taki mai te hua, te ngahue o ngā mea (M 2006:314). / In the proverbial saying, 'The irikura was taken, and the seed of Whakaotirangi was left, the origin of the irikura', the significance is the same as that of the maurikura, as to the lasting quality of the iri, which embraces within itself the fruit and abundance of various objects (M 2006:315).

Show example

Hide example

Synonyms: kaipukahu, maruru, maha, makuru, nui, makurutanga, mahi, hira, huhua, huhuatanga, humi, pukahu, rahinga, ranea, tōnuitanga, harahara

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