Entries from Williams 1971 in Pollex-Online

Williams, H. W. (1971). A Dictionary of the Maori Language. Wellington, Government Printer.

Language Item Description
New Zealand Maori Whana Travel, come, go Phonologically Irregular
New Zealand Maori Rare Dull, stupid; laziness, indolence
New Zealand Maori Kopi Doubled together; shut, closed; completed; gorge of a river
New Zealand Maori Kopi Nip between the legs
New Zealand Maori Puupuu Bundle
New Zealand Maori Puu Wicker receptacle for extracting oil from titoki berries or juice from tutu berries
New Zealand Maori Wiri Tremble, shiver
New Zealand Maori Haamore/more Bare of branches, smooth-barrelled, of a tree
New Zealand Maori Kaimaarire Liberal, bountiful Phonologically Irregular
New Zealand Maori Tai Term of address to males or females (E tai); in some tribes, restricted to addressing a woman who has borne children
New Zealand Maori Taatai Measure; arrange, set in order; recite (genealogies etc.)...join the component parts of a fishing net...line of ancestry...
New Zealand Maori Tai/kuia Old woman; middle-aged woman (with some tribes)
New Zealand Maori Tai/tamariki Young man, young person of either sex
New Zealand Maori Rere Come upon one, as feelings, as fear, shame, etc.
New Zealand Maori Ra/anei Giving an interrogative sense to a sentence; used to construct alternatives: whether, or
New Zealand Maori Ngaki Avenge; vengeance
New Zealand Maori Kaaore No, not; but, however; expressing surprise, admiration, distress, etc. 'how great!'
New Zealand Maori E kore Not, with future verb
New Zealand Maori Hei Be bound or entangled; tie round the neck, snare by the neck
New Zealand Maori Poka Cut out, tear out, make a hole in or through; a hole, pit, well
New Zealand Maori Puiaki Rare, precious; treasure Uncertain Semantic Connection
New Zealand Maori Tamumu Hum, buzz
New Zealand Maori Whakaoti Finish (vt and vi)
New Zealand Maori Tangaroa A variety of eel
New Zealand Maori Rara Be scattered; rush in disorder, stampede
New Zealand Maori Whakaruru Affording shelter, sheltering; shelter, screen (n)
New Zealand Maori Tawhiri Whirl round, wring the neck by whirling round
New Zealand Maori Whakatonu Cautious, careful
New Zealand Maori Whakatupu Cause to grtow, rear, cherish
New Zealand Maori Whakatupu Assume the character or appearance of; make oneself like
New Zealand Maori Mate In want of, lacking; overcome with any emotion; deeply in love; desire
New Zealand Maori Mate kai Hunger
New Zealand Maori Mate wai Thirst
New Zealand Maori Whakakoi Sharpen
New Zealand Maori Whakakoi/koi Incite, inflame
New Zealand Maori Taupiri Clinging close, maintaining attachment, intimate
New Zealand Maori Manu/manua/a Rotten, of timber etc. Problematic
New Zealand Maori Tuutanga Portion, division
New Zealand Maori Whaka/ongaonga Annoy, pain (vt); goad, excite
New Zealand Maori Araara Renowned, much talked of
New Zealand Maori Amonga (= amoranga) The heart of one clain in battle, or other sacred food for conciliating an atua Uncertain Semantic Connection
New Zealand Maori Manu Kite, for flying...
New Zealand Maori Matariki Superior quality of reeds for lining the roof and walls of a house...
New Zealand Maori Whaka/matariki Reduce to fragments
New Zealand Maori Otaota Herbs in general, vegetation, weeds, litter
New Zealand Maori Tipi Glide, skim lightly along the surface; play at ducks and drakes; a short club thrown by hand at close quarters
New Zealand Maori Makahua A kind of stone, used for haangii Phonologically Irregular
New Zealand Maori Ka hee te manawa Be out of breath, or out of heart
New Zealand Maori Whaka/ngahau Lead by example, encourage, amuse
New Zealand Maori Tao/tao A lattice of rods or vine stems to retain in place the thatch of a roof