Search
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

tiaki Play

1. (verb) (-na) to guard, keep.

I tētahi pō, ka whakaritea ko au tētahi o ngā hēteri tiaki i ngā herehere (HP 1991:113). / One night I was appointed to be one of the sentries guarding the prisoners.


2. (verb) (-na) to look after, nurse, care, protect, conserve, save (computer).

I runga i te kupu a Henare Parata, ka tukua mai e te Tari Māori i Pōneke he nēhi, arā, he wahine tiaki tūroro (TP 2/1903:11). / On the word of Henare Parata, the Native Affairs Department in Wellington sent a nurse, that is, a woman who cares for sick people.


3. (verb) (-na) to have custody of.

Me haere tonu rātou ki te kōti, arā te Kōti Whānau, ki te tono mō tētahi pepa ki te hiahia rātou ki te tiaki tonu i ngā tamariki mō ngā rā katoa (RT 2013:80). / They must go to court, that is to the Family Court, to request a form if they wish to have full-time custody of the children.


4. (verb) (-na) to hold in trust, administer for others.

Ka kaha kē nei te āwhina a Meihana i te whānau o tana wahine, o Kahu, tiaki hoki i ō rātou pānga whenua i te poraka o Reureu, me tana tiaki, whakanui atu hoki i te marae o Te Hiiri (TTR 1998:32). / Mason unstintingly assisted members of his wife, Kahu's, family in managing their interests in the Reureu block and in maintaining and extending Te Hiiri marae.


5. (verb) (-na) to wait for, watch for.

Kei tātahi ia e tiaki ana i te waka o Karihi kia ū mai (W 1971:414). / He is at the beach waiting for Karihi's canoe to land.


6. (noun) looking after, protection, safeguarding.

Ko te tino kaupapa a Te Whiwhi ko te tiaki i ō rātou whenua (TTR 1990:345). / Te Whiwhi's primary focus was the protection of their lands.

See also tiakanga


Books + Apps

Download

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

Buy

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