Found 48 results matching "haka"
1. (verb) (-a,-hia,-tia,-ina) to dance, perform the haka, perform.
E kīia ana i te wā e haka ana tētahi o aua matua, ngarue ana te whenua (TKO 30/6/1920:5). / It is said that at the time that one of those groups was performing the haka, the ground shook. See also hahaka.
2. (noun) performance of the haka, posture dance - vigorous dances with actions and rhythmically shouted words. A general term for several types of such dances.
Tika tonu mātou ki te whare hei kākahutanga i ō mātou kahu Māori, e takatū ana mō te haka, tā rawa te kanohi ki te moko (TP 1/12/1902:3). / We went straight to the house to change into our Māori costumes, prepare for the performance and apply the moko to our faces.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 65-69, 72-74;)
(noun) welcome haka - ceremonial dance performed to welcome visitors. Sometimes leaves are waved as a symbol of death.
Anō tōna āhua, mehemea nei i kuhu ki roto i tētahi ana, e pūkai ana ngā kōiwi o te hunga kua mate, e tangi ā-wairua mai ana, anō rā ko te reo o ngā whakairo, o ngā tuhi, o ngā tukutuku, o ngā pou tokomanawa, o te tāhā, o ngā heke, o ngā pakitara, ngā haka pōhiri a Ngata mā (TTT 1/4/1930 wh / The welcome dances of Ngata and the others and the laments of those women were as if one had gone into a cave where the bones of the people who had died were piled up, weeping in spirit, and it was as if it was the voice of the carvings, painted art, tukutuku panels, central post, ridge pole, rafters, walls crying out. See also haka pōwhiri.
(noun) ceremonial haka - posture dance performed without weapons. At some stage during this type of haka the men descend to the ground.
Nui atu te mihi ki ngā mahi o te pō, ngā waiata, ngā poi, ngā waiata Māori, Pākehā, me ngā haka taparahi a ngā kaumātua (TTT 1/12/1931:81). / There was much praise for the activities of the night, the songs, the poi, Māori and English songs, and the haka taparahi of the elders. See also taparahi.
(noun) welcome haka - ceremonial dance performed to welcome visitors. Sometimes leaves are waved by the performers as a symbol of death.
Ka tata mai te ope rā, ka whakahuatia te haka pōwhiri (TPH 20/6/1905:4). / When that party were close, the welcome haka was performed. See also haka pōhiri.
haka a Tānerore, te
(noun) heat haze – shimmering in the air near the ground on a hot day.
Me te mea tērā ko te haka a Tānerore, e wiriwiri nei i te raumati (TPH 31/8/1900:4). / It was if it was the shimmering of heat haze in the summer.
(verb) to dance, perform - frequentative of haka.
Ka mea atu te mōkai rā, ‘He hahaka nōu, he ruhi nōu i te pūkanatanga.' (TAH 9/1963:24) / The slave said, ‘You have tired yourself doing the haka and the pūkana.' See also haka.
(noun) concert party, haka group, Māori cultural group, Māori performing group.
(noun) type of haka with no set movements performed especially at tangihanga, unveilings and after speeches.
Hai tohu mō te manawa wera o Te Pairi, tapaina ana ia e tōna whanaunga tata, e Mita Taupopoki ki te ingoa karanga 'Te Pairi Tarapekepeke' (TTR 1996:219). / To convey Te Pairi's volatile nature, his close relative, Mita Taupopoki, gave him the nickname Te Pairi Tarapekepeke (Te Pairi the leaper).
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 69;)
1. (verb) to lead (a haka).
I whakamātau ia i te mahi ahu whenua, ā, i kitea hoki tana māia i reira ki ngā mahi a te tauira hōia me tana toa ki te kaea i te kapa haka (TTR 1996:62). / He tried farming and there his prowess as an army cadet and his ability to lead the haka group was seen.
2. (noun) leader of a haka.
Ko ia te kaea o te kapa haka o Ngāti Porou. / He was the leader of Ngāti Porou's haka group.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 72-74;) See also kaitātaki.
1. (stative) be threatening, cursing, menacing.
Kei roto te hanga tautoko e pakipaki ana, e umere ana, kei waho te hanga mautohe e kaioraora ana (PK 2008:73). / The supporters were inside clapping and applauding, while outside the protestors were acting menacingly.
2. (noun) song of derision, cursing song, venting haka, derision song - an abusive or belittling song of hatred.
Ka titongia e Topeora te kaioraora mō ngā rangatira o Ngāti Pou (TTR 1990:360). / Topeora composed a cursing song, about the chiefs of Ngāti Pou.
(noun) leader, leader of a haka.
Ki tētahi, i muri a Mokomoko i ngā kaitaki mau pū o Te Wākana e hari ake ana i te taura (TTR 1990:59). / According to one, Mokomoko was carrying the rope behind the armed men leading Völkner to the tree.
(noun) a type of short haka with no set movements and usually performed without weapons.
Ko ngā ruri, ko ngā mata, ko ngā ngeri, ko ngā haka, ko ngā karakia kāore ēnā i whāwhātia i tēnei wā (M 2004:xx). / Ditties, prophetic songs, chants, posture dances and ritualistic chants have not been dealt with as yet.
(verb) (-ngia,-hia) to make someone dance or perform a haka.
(noun) war dance - a type of haka similar to a peruperu, using weapons but used to call kinsmen to arms.
Te take o tēnei puha, i hapa i te kai, arā, i te wāwāhanga o te tahua (JPS 1901:76). / The reason for this war dance was that they made an error with the food, that is with the dividing up of the food of the feast.
(noun) type of haka with weapons in which the men jump up and down. Also called tūtū ngārahu, tūtū ngārehu and tūtū waewae.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 65-68;) See also tūtū waewae, tū waewae, ngārehu, tūtū ngārahu, ngārahu.
1. (noun) cinder, ember.
Ka tahuri ki te hika ahi a Tama-āhua; he rere anake te kora o te ahi, ka wera a Arahura, koia i pau ai a Kahotea i te ahi, ka kōpatapata haere te āhua o tēnā pounamu i te ngārehu ahi (JPS 1914:8). / When Tama-āhua proceeded to light a fire by rubbing the sticks, the sparks flew out and set fire to Arahura, and hence was Kahotea [name of a variety of greenstone] burnt, for that kind of greenstone is spotted like drops on account of the embers of the fire. See also ngārahu.
2. (noun) charcoal.
Ka noho mātau i te taha o te manga wai o ngā wai hāroto o te pārae e heke atu ana ki taua wāhi, he ngārehu i roto i te anga pāua nei ki tētahi taha o te wai takoto mai ai (JPS 1950:284). / We sat by the stream that drained the pools of water of the plain descending down to that place, and there was an ember in a pāua shell lying on the other side of the water facing us. See also ngārahu.
3. (noun) war dance - a type of haka in which the men are armed and jump up and down. Performed by the war party before going into battle, in front of elders and experienced warriors who judged by their performance whether they were ready to go into battle. Also called tūtū ngārahu, tūtū waewae and whakatū waewae.
Nā, nui atu tana hiahia kia kite ia i ngā mahi āhuareka a tēnei Iwi, a te Māori, i ngā haka, i ngā tūtū ngārehu, me ngā poi, me ētahi tikanga āhuareka a te Māori (TPH 1/7/1904:8). / He had a great desire to see the entertainment of the Māori, posture dances, war dances, poi and other interesting customs of the Māori. See also whakatū waewae, ngārahu, tūtū waewae.
(noun) a type of haka in which the men are armed and jump up and down. Performed by the war party before going into battle, in front of elders and experienced warriors who judged by their performance whether they were ready to go into battle. Also called tūtū ngārehu, tūtū waewae and whakatū waewae.
Tētahi take nui i whakaaetia e tēnei hui, ko ngā mahi a ngā tūpuna o mua kei ngaro, kia tino mahia nuitia i ēnei rā: Ngā whakataukī, ngā waiata Māori, ngā pepeha, me ngā tikanga katoa o ngā mea, me ngā harihari, tūtū ngārahu, me ngā hari kai (TP 8/1909:11). / An important matter that was agreed to by the meeting was the activities of the ancestors of former times that these should be used widely today: The aphorisms, Māori songs, tribal sayings and the customary practices of everything, the songs to unite people in a common purpose, war dances and songs for presenting food.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 65-68;) See also ngārahu, tū waewae, tūtū waewae, whakatū waewae.
(noun) a type of haka in which the men are armed and jump up and down. Performed by the war party before going into battle, in front of elders and experienced warriors who judged by their performance whether they were ready to go into battle. Also called tūtū ngārahu, tūtū ngārehu and whakatū waewae. See also whakatū waewae, tū waewae, tūtū ngārahu, ngārahu, ngārehu.
(verb) (-na) (tākina) to lead a haka, lead.
Ka mutu te haka a Tama-te-hura, ka puta ko Upoko-iti, e tātaki ana i tana haka, 'Ko Te Aea o ia Rangi.' (JPS 1910:200). / When Tama-te-hura had finished his haka, Upoko-iti appeared and led his haka, 'It is Te Aea of every-day fame.'
1. (verb) (-a) to wave about, move to and fro, oscillate, swing, skip (with a rope), wield, brandish.
Tino mīharo ana ngā tamariki o te marae ki te hōiho o te Kōmihana, o John Cullen e kanikani haere mai ana, me te Kōmihana e piupiu mai ana i tana pītara (TTR 2000:246). / The children of the marae admired Commissioner John Cullen’s horse as it danced towards them, with the commissioner waving his pistol.
2. (noun) skipping, skipping rope.
3. (noun) a type of skirt made of flax used in modern times for kapa haka performances.
Nā Te Arawa te poi tuatahi, e 50 te matua, he mā te kākahu, he piupiu te paki (TP 1/8/1901:6). / Te Arawa performed the first poi song and there were 50 in their group, with white garments and piupiu as their skirts.
4. (noun) crown fern, Blechnum discolor - tufted native ground fern with an erect crown of fronds, paler on the undersides. Separate, rather shrivelled, more erect fronds bear the spores. Also spreads from runners to form colonies. Common in drier and open forest. photo