1. (experience verb) (rangona,-hia,-na,-tia) to hear, feel, smell, taste, perceive - used for all the senses except sight.
Ka rongo ngā hōia i roto i te pā i te tangi o te piukara, ka pikipiki ki runga ki ngā tāepa o te pā (TPH 7/7/1905:5). / When the soldiers in the fort heard the bugle they climbed onto the palisades of the fort.
Kātahi ka kowheta te hiku, ka rongo hoki i te mamae o ngā taura kua nonoti tonu rā i waenganui o te puku (TWM 15/7/1865:3). / Then its tail thrashed about as it felt the pain of the ropes tightening around its stomach.
Me horopū ngā pire, kia kore ai koe e rongo i te kawa (PK 2008:136). / The pills should be swallowed whole so that you don't taste the bitterness.
See also rangona
2. (noun) news, report, fame, tidings, reputation.
Hau noa ana tōna rongo mō te whakaora tūroro (TTR 1994:5). / His reputation for healing the sick spread.
3. (noun) peace (after war).
I te tau 1833, ka haere a Te Wiremu ki Matamata, kia kite i a Te Waharoa, kia houhia te rongo ki a Ngāti Maru (TPH 27/3/1905:2). / In 1833 Williams went to Matamata to see Te Waharoa and to establish peace with Ngāti Maru.
4. (noun) perception, awareness.
Ko te rongo ko tā te tangata whakamahi i ōna tairongo katoa hei hanga māramatanga ki tētahi mahinga toi (RTA 2014:153). / Perception is a person's use of all their senses to understand an artwork (RTA 20144:153).