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1. (noun) hail (of the weather) - often ua nganga.

He uri nō rāua te hukarere, te nganga me te ua (M 2004:198). / Snow, hail and rain were their descendants.


2. (noun) stone (of fruit), seed.

Ka tukia te hīnau, ka opehia ki roto ki te hītari, ka ruia; nā ka horo ngā kiko ki te kete pai, ko ngā nganga ki roto i te hītari (W 1971:53). / The hīnau berries are pounded, scooped into the sieve and shaken; so the flesh falls into the nice basket, while the stones remain in the sieve.


3. (noun) core (of a boil).

Ki te puta te nganga o te whēwhē ki waho, ka ora (W 1971:228). / If the core of the boil comes out you'll be fine.


4. (noun) shell, husk (of shell fish, fruit, etc.).

Kia maroke ngā pata raihi kātahi ka wakuwakua ngā nganga (PK 2008:514). / When the rice grains are dry the husks are removed.


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