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taurangi Play

1. (verb) to be incomplete, unfinished, unfulfilled.


2. (verb) (-hia,-tia) to guarantee, assure, promise, pledge.

Ko tō rātou hiahia he noho i tā te Māori nei tūturu tikanga noho; kia kaua rātou e raweketia, ā, ki te whakamahi i ā rātou rawa tuku iho i taurangitia mai rā ki a rātou e te Tiriti o Waitangi (TTR 1994:185). / They wanted to live as Māori without interference, and to make use of their traditional resources as guaranteed to them by the Treaty of Waitangi.

See also kī taurangi


3. (verb) (-hia,-tia) to grieve for.

E taurangi ana ki tana tamaiti (W 1971:402) / Grieving for her child.


4. (verb) to be unsettled, changing, changeable.

Nā tōna kūware mārika anō tana kaihewa nō ēnei tau noa nei i āhua taurangi ai te noho a te Māori, engari nō mai rā anō tērā āhua, nō tērā rautau kē (HM 2/1993:4). / Because of her absolute ignorance she is deluded into thinking that it is only in recent years that Māori have become somewhat unsettled, but that situation is long-standing, from last century.


5. (modifier) grieving, mourning.

Ngā mihi taurangi ki a koe, e Ngata, mō āu tino hanga pai ki tō iwi Māori (JPS 1950:331). / We pay tribute of mourning to you, Ngata, for your many achievements for the Māori people.


6. (noun) promise (often in the phrases kī taurangi and kupu taurangi).

Nāna anō hoki te moni taurangi i tukuna mai ai a Tītokowaru i te whare herehere i te marama o Hūrae 1882 (TTR 1990:45). / He also stood bail for Tītokowaru when he was sent to prison in July 1882.


7. (noun) variable.

Ko te taurangi: Ko tētahi rahinga, tētahi āhuatanga rānei ka rerekē haere, ka taea rānei te whakarerekē (RP 2009:396). / A variable: A quantity or characteristic that changes, or is able to be changed (RP 2009:396).


8. (noun) algebra.


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