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riri

1. (verb) (rīria) to scold, tell off, be angry, annoyed, enraged, furious, incensed, indignant, infuriated, irate, outraged, riled.

Ka whakakeke au. Kua rūpahu au ki taku māmā kāore noa iho ia i riri mai i a au (HP 1991:23). / I was silent. I had lied to my mother so that she would not be angry with me.

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2. (noun) anger, fight, quarrel, rage, wrath, battle.

Kāti te riri, whakarērea hoki te ārita; kei mamae koe, kei tākina kia mahi i te kino (PT Ngā Waiata 37:8). / Do not be angry, and forsake wrath; lest you be hurt or led into evil deeds.

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Synonyms: kakaritanga, kakari, kawe a riri, kekeritanga, pakanga, tatauranga, nguha, matawhāura, parekura, putakari, riringa


3. (noun) ferocity, violence, aggression.

Nō te mutunga o te riri o te puia ka ngaro ngā kōtiro tokorua rā, tētahi Pākehā nō Ākarana, me Hōhepa Wōpereki, kua oti te momi e te roto (TP 9/1903:10). / When the ferocity of the eruption ended those two girls, a Pākehā from Auckland and Joseph Warbrick were missing having been completely swallowed up by the lake.

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rīri

1. (loan) (noun) deed.

Nā reira a Hōri Kiokio i tuku pukapuka rīri, rīhi ki a Hēnare Rata, o ngā hea o tana wahine o aua poraka whenua e rua (TW 21/12/1878 suppl.). / And so George Kiokio sent a deed of lease to Henry Russell of his wife’s shares in the two blocks of land.

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riri whakauka

1. (noun) fight to the death.

pākai riri

1. (noun) screen, defence.

Kua tīmata te huri a Hoani me te tokomaha ki te whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi hei pākai riri mō rātau (TTR 1998:200). / Hoani and many others had begun to focus on ratification of the Treaty of Waitangi as their defence.

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eneene riri

1. (verb) to provoke a quarrel.

I Hānuere o te tau 1838, ka hanepī te eneene riri a te waitaua o Ngāi Tahu ki a Ngāti Toa i Te Koko-a-Kupe (TTR 1990:368). / In January 1838, Ngāi Tahu's fighting party sought unsuccessfully to provoke Ngāti Toa into battle at Cloudy Bay.

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riri taumātakitahi

1. (noun) single combat.

He riri taumātakitahi rāua ko tētehi tangata; he taiaha tā tētahi, he kurutai tā tētahi (W 1971:400). / He and another man fought in single combat; one had a taiaha and the other had a kurutai (a weapon made of hard dark-coloured stone).

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kauhanga riri

1. (noun) battlefield, battleground, field of battle, battle zone, war zone, combat zone, front line, campaign, military operation.

Ka noho, ka roa, ka tutuki i a Pōtatau tana hiahia kia kite ā-kanohi tonu ia i te kauhanga riri (TTR 2000:161). / Eventually Pōtatau got his wish to see the front line with his own eyes.

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Synonyms: māra o te pakanga, pae o te riri, pae o te pakanga, parekura

kei riri mai

1. don't be angry, my apologies.

Kei riri mai koe mō taku hē. / My sincere apologies for my mistake.

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kawe a riri

1. (noun) warfare, battle, war, fighting, conflict, hostilities.

Kātahi ka tū mai hoki te kawe a riri ki Taranaki (TTR 1990:137). / Then war broke out in Taranaki.

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Synonyms: kakaritanga, kakari, riri, kekeritanga, pakanga, tatauranga, nguha, matawhāura, parekura, putakari, riringa

pae o te riri

1. (noun) battlefield, battleground, combat zone, field of battle, front.

Ka hoea a Taupō moana ki tōna tāwaha, ā, mā te awa o Waikato ki te pae o te riri (TTR 1994:141). / They paddled across Lake Taupo to its outlet and down the Waikato River to the battlefield.

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See also pae o te pakanga

Synonyms: māra o te pakanga, kauhanga riri, pae o te pakanga, parekura

riri tara ā-whare

1. (noun) war between sections of the same hapū or iwi, civil war - sometimes as riri tara-ā-whare.

I roto i ngā tau o 1865 ki ngā tau o 1870, ka tū te riri tara ā-whare, ki roto o Ngāti Porou. Arā, ka pakanga a Ngāti Porou ki a Ngāti Porou. Ka weherua te iwi (Te Ara 2017). / Between 1865 and the 1870s civil war broke out within Ngāti Porou. That is, Ngāti Porou fought Ngāti Porou, and the tribe split into two.

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