Found 1 result matching "ngārehu"
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.