Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Good Morning!

I've been trying to find the translation for Te Aroha....and looking at the Maori online dictionary I found this....
  • aroha

    1. (verb) (-tia,-ina) to love, feel pity, feel concern for, feel compassion, empathise.
    Aroha ana ngā tangi a ō mātou wāhine (HM 4/2009:1). / The crying of our women was heart-rending.
    2. (noun) affection, sympathy, charity, compassion, love, empathy.
    Tērā tātau e rongo kei te tuwha haere a Henare i ana hipi, i ana kau ki a Ngāti Porou, hei kaihaukai māna ki tōna iwi, he nui nō tōna aroha! (TP 7/1900:8). / We have heard that, because of his charity, Henare is distributing his sheep and cows to Ngāti Porou as feasts for his people. See also aroha nui.
  • aroha mai

    (verb) sorry, I'm sorry, my apologies - a modern usage.
  • aroha nui

    much love, with deep affection - often used in signing off letters to friends. See also aroha, nui.
  • arohanui

    (noun) with deep affection - often used in signing off letters to friends. More correctly, it should be written as two words, aroha nui.

    Te is the equivalent of The.

    It is the name of the mountain,  and also the town founded in the gold rush, about 1830.

    edited to add- thanks to Susan Heather (see comments) I now know that Te Aroha is the Mountain of Love.


soubriquet said...

That's beautiful.

Aroha Nui.

Susan Heather said...

In my tiny Lilliput Maori Place names book:

te - the

Aroha - love or affection. Kahu-mata-momoe sat on the summit of this mountain of love, and his heart was filled with affection for the land and people of Te Paeroa-o-Toi, the long range of Toi.

gz said...

Perhaps, Susan , that is why we are both drawn to live here!

Joanne Noragon said...

This land is too lovely. Can you hide with the oranges and stay forever?

gz said...

no hiding- we have things to sort and a business to kick into action!

If we hid and were found out we'd never get back

red dirt girl said...

The Mountain of Love ..... so perfect you couldn't have chosen it if you tried !! Obviously, Te Aroha chose you...


Zhoen said...

Thank you.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Hi Gwynneth...your trip has really been fantastic as I can see! I've never tried the alpaca wool mix. Is alpaca itchy? Isn't fibre amazing?!