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tūrehu Play

1. (modifier) pale skinned.

Ko ētahi Māori he kiritea, he tūrehu, he kōrako, he urukehu (TKO 30/10/1920:4). / Some Māori are fair-skinned, pale, albino or red-headed people.


2. (noun) fairy folk - mythical being of human form with light skin and fair hair.

Ka mōhio ngā Māori nei he tūrehu, he patupaiarehe, he aparangi, he atua kahukahu, kōwhiowhio (TP 1/1911:5). / These Māori perceived that they were tūrehu, patupaiarehe (fair-skinned mythical beings of human form), evil spirits, spirits of unborn children and whistling spirits.

See also patupaiarehe, tahurangi, heketoro


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