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raumati

1. (verb) to be summer.

Ko ngā mahi whutupōro i whakaritea e te iwi rangatira nei, e te Pākehā, hei mahi mō ngā marama ruarua o te takurua, ā, kua raumati, kua mutu (TJ 26/10/1899:8). / Rugby activities were organised by this noble people, by the Pākehā, as an activity for the few months of winter and when it was summer it ceased.

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2. (noun) summer.

I reira ka kai mātou i ngā kai o te raumati, i te rōpere, i ngā tini kai o te raumati (TP 9/1902:3-4). / There we ate the foods of summer, strawberries and many other summer foods.

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Tānerore

1. (personal name) son of Tama-nui-te-rā, the sun, and Hine-raumati, the Summer Maiden. Tānerore is credited with the origin of haka and is the trembling of the air as heat haze seen on hot days of summer, represented by the quivering of the hands in haka and waiata.

Ka whakamoea a Te Rā ki a Hine Raumati kia puta ko Tānerore. E pā ana te kōrero a ‘Te haka a Tānerore’ ki te hau ārohirohi o te raumati (Te Ara 2013). / The sun married Hine Raumati had Tānerore. The saying, ‘Te haka a Tānerore’ (Tānerore's dance) refers to the shimmering of the hot air during summer.

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