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whakamoe

1. (verb) (-a,-tia) to put to sleep.

Me whakamoe ngā tamariki ki te parani o te whare (TTT 1/3/1930:2005). / The children should be put to sleep on the verandah of the house.

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2. (verb) (-a) to give in marriage, marry off.

Ka mea atu a Tūtānekai, "Ko tōku tuahine rā, kia whakamoea mā tōku hoa takatāpui, mā Tiki." (NM 1928:113). / Tūtānekai said, "My sister should be given in marriage to my close friend, Tiki."

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3. (verb) (-a) to close (the eyes).

Ka whakamoea ngā kanohi (W 1971:204). / The eyes were shut.

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4. (verb) (-a) to recite traditional lore.

He tangata whakamoe tau (W 1971:204). / A man who has knowledge of the seasons (W 1971:204).

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5. (verb) to recite a genealogy including males and their spouses.

Kāore au e pai ki te taotahi i aku whakapapa, me āta whakamoe anō ka pai ai au (W 1971:204). / I don't like to recite just the male lines in my genealogy, I like to recite them with the marriages included.

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See also whakapapa


6. (modifier) having spouses included.

Ko tērā whakapapa he whakapapa whakamoe tōna ingoa, nō te mea kei te heria mai anō ki roto i te whakapapa ngā pānga o te wahine, ā, i te nuinga o te wā i ngā wā o mua i heke kē mai i te taha tāne te āhua o te whakapapa (Milroy 2015). / That whakapapa is called a whakapapa whakamoe (genealogy with spouses), because the connections of the wife are being included, and, most of the time in the past the whakapapa descended down the male side.

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7. (modifier) sleeping.

I mea ia kia hoatu he rongoā whakamoe i a ia kia kore ai ia e rongo i te mamae, ka pokaia e ia (HTK 17/2/1894:2). / She said to give him some medicine to put him to sleep so that he would not feel the pain and then he cut it out.

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8. (noun) marriage.

Ko ngā waha tētahi, ka āta tū ngā niho tapahi me ngā niho pū kātahi ka tino oti tēnā whakamoe tāne, wahine (JPS 1927:352). / The mouth was another thing, an even set of incisors and of double teeth was deemed desirable, and, if all these things were satisfactory, then marriage was assured.

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9. (noun) genealogy with spouses included.

Kia whaiwhai atu au i ētahi atu kupu kua whakaingoatia mō ngā momo whakapapa a te Māori. Ko tētahi ko te whakamoe, arā ko ngā wāhine ēnei e uru mai ana ki roto i te whakapapa (Milroy 2015). / Let me follow with some words naming the types of whakapapa of the Māori. One is whakamoe, that is when wives are included in the genealogy.

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