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ao Play

1. (verb) (-hia,-tia) to scoop up with both hands.

Ka kite a Mereana i te pua o te rātā e mānu ana i te tapa o te wai, ka aohia e ōna ringa, ka kainga (TWMNT 27/3/1877:77). / Mereana, seeing a number of rātā flowers floating on the edge of the water, scooped them up in her hands and sucked them.


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2. (verb) (-hia,-whia) to take in quantities, transfer (gravel, etc.).

Ka rewa ngā whetū ki runga, ka puta taua hau; haere tonu mai te hau me te hukawaitara, ka aohia te kirikiri o te moana ki te tuawhenua - kino rawa atu (JPS 1914:1). / When the stars came out, the wind arose, and with it the hail, the gravel of the sea was driven on shore - it was a severe gail.


ao Play

1. (verb) to dawn.

Ao kau te rā, ka kitea e te tangata whenua e kī ana, “He kaipuke Pākehā e teretere mai!” (JPS 1990:147). / Day had barely dawned when the local people saw them saying, “A Pākehā ship is fast approaching!”
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 175-180;)


2. (modifier) bright.

He whetū ao tēnei ka tata mai (W 1971:11). / This was a bright star approaching.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 175-180;)


3. (noun) world, globe, global.

E kīia ana kei ētahi wāhi o te ao ētahi, he hokohoko māti te mahi (TTT 1/11/1929:1919). / It is said that in some parts of the world there are some whose job is selling matches.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 175-180;)


4. (noun) Earth.

He mea porotaka nui whakahara te Ao nei; ehara i te mea tino porotaka rawa, nō te mea e āhua papatahi ana ngā pito (TWMNT 5/6/1877:143). / The Earth is round, but it's not as if it's exactly round because the poles are somewhat flat.


5. (noun) day, daytime - as opposed to night.

Ka kau te wahine nei i Raukawa, te pō, te ao, te pō, te ao (JPS 1985:148). / This woman swam in Cooks Strait for many nights and days.


6. (noun) cloud.

He ao te rangi ka uhia, he huruhuru te manu ka rere (NP 2001:65). / As clouds cover the sky, so feathers adorn the bird. (A whakatauākī said by Tamaterangi when he considered he didn't have suitable garments to be able to stand and speak.)


ao Play

1. (verb) to bark (of a dog).

Nō te whiowhiotanga, nō te moimoitanga, ka ao mai a Irawaru (White2 1889:79). / When he whistled and gave dog calls, Irawaru barked.


ao tukupū Play

1. (noun) universe.

Ko te ao tukupū te ātea me ngā mea katoa o roto, pērā i ngā whetū, ngā aorangi, ngā kapua haurehu, ngā kōkiri, ngā momo pūngao tae mai ki a Papatūānuku me ōna āhuatanga, ōna rauropi katoa (RP 2009:167). / The universe is space and everything that exists therein, such as the stars, planets, gas clouds, meteors, energy, including the Earth and all that exists on and around it (RP 2009:167).


ao ake Play

1. (noun) next day, on the following day.

Ao ake, e pūhana tonu te ngārehu o te ahi (PK 2008:694). / Next day the embers were still glowing.


ao rawa Play

1. (noun) material world.


ao rauropi Play

1. (noun) biosphere.


ao moemoeā Play

1. (noun) surrealism, dream world - sometimes used as a name for Australia.


ao hangarau Play

1. (noun) technological world.


ao kōhatu Play

1. (noun) stone age, ancient world, old world.

Ko te reo Māori o taua wā, nō te ao kōhatu tonu, e ora tonu ana ngā koroheke (HM 2/2009:1). / The Māori language of that period was from the stone age and the elderly men were still alive.


ao ahupūngao Play

1. (noun) physical world.


ao pāpāho Play

1. (noun) press, media.


ao tūroa Play

1. (noun) light of day, world, Earth, nature, enduring world, natural world.

Moriānuku: ——He puke kei Te Rerenga Wairua. Hei reira ngā wairua poroparoaki mai ai ki te ao tūroa (M 2004:204). / Moriānuku: A hill at Te Rerenga Wairua (The Leaping Place of Spirits). There the spirits bid farewell to the natural world.


ao mārama Play

1. (noun) world of life and light, Earth, physical world.

"Me aha tātau, e whakatipu uri ai tātau ki te ao mārama nei?” Ka mea tētahi, “Me kimi te uha hei tango i tō tātau āhua, hei whakatipu uri ki te ao mārama nei." (M 206:198). / "What must we do to propagate progeny in this world of light and life?" One said, "We must search for the female to take our likeness, and to propagate progeny in this world of light and life."


ao whānui Play

1. worldwide, global.


pepe ao uri Play

1. (noun) common blue butterfly, Zizina labradus labradus - common in gardens and farmland in the North Island and north and west of the South Island.


ao-mārama Play

1. (noun) world of life and light, Earth, physical world.

See also ao mārama


Tukutuku-Ao-Whānui Play

1. (noun) World Wide Web.


Taumāhekeheke o Te Ao Play

1. (noun) Olympic Games.

Ko 1992 pea te tau i tū ai Ngā Taumāhekeheke o Te Ao i Barcelona (HM 1/1999:5). / The year that the Olympic Games were held in Barcelona was probably 1992.


tōpito o te ao Play

1. ends of the earth, other parts of the world.

Ko tētahi rōpū e mea ana kia hangaia he ture hei whakawhāiti i ngā huarahi tukutuku pata, tīhi hoki, ki ngā mākete o tāwāhi, hei whakahaere i te hokonga o aua kai, hei whakariterite i ngā tima hei hari atu i Nui Tīreni nei ki ngā tōpito o te ao (TTT 1/10/1923:10). / One group is saying that a law should be made to restrict the avenues to send butter and cheese to overseas markets, to organise the sale of those foods and to arrange the ships to transport them from New Zealand to other parts of the world.


2. pole (North and South).


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