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tohutohu

1. (verb) (-a,-ngia,-tia) to instruct, advise, save the life of, spare, preserve, conserve, show, point at, point out, guide, direct.

Nā Māhutonga i tohutohu mai ō koutou tūpuna, me te nui hoki o tō rātou māia, kia whakawhiti ora mai rātou i Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, ki tēnei whenua (TP 7/1911:10). / It was the Southern Cross that guided our ancestors and with their bravery they were able to cross the Pacific Ocean safely to this country.

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Synonyms: tohu, tuhi, rarawe, whakaatu, tūtohu, rongoā, whakauka, whakatote, rokiroki, whakapounamu, tūtohi, whakahahaki, whakaatuatu, arataki, hura, mataraharaha, whakaariari, tiata, whakaaturanga, whakaari, whakakite, tītohu


2. (verb) (-a) to indicate.


3. (noun) sign, mark, symbol, symptom.


4. (noun) direction, advice, instruction, recommendation.

I ngā wā katoa e pā atu ana ōna ringa ki te tūroro, me horoi ōna ringa ki te wai nei i muri iho. Kauaka tēnei tohutohu e takahia (TRA 1/3/1929:950). / At all times when one's hands touch the patient one must wash one's hands with water afterwards. Do not flout this instruction.

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Synonyms: kupu tohutohu, taunaki, marohi, tūtohunga, kupu whakatau

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