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rongo

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Rongo

1. (personal noun) Saturn - the sixth planet from the sun, circled by a system of broad flat rings.

Ko Rongo te whetūao noho tuaono mai i te rā, ā, e mōhiotia ana mō ōna tarawhiti. / Saturn is the planet that lies sixth from the sun and is known for its rings.

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hohou rongo

1. (verb) to make peace.

E hia nei ngā huihuinga, i whiriwhirihia ai te kōrero mō te hohou rongo (TTR 1990:245). / There were many meetings where peacemaking negotiations took place.

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rongo kakara

1. (noun) sense of smell.

rongo tāwara

1. (noun) sense of taste.

Kāore i te pērā rawa te kaha o te rongo tāwara i te wā e pāngia ana te tangata ki te rewharewha (RP 2009:372). / The sense of taste is not the same when a person has influenza.

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rongo taketake

1. (noun) lasting peace, established peace, lasting truce.

Ko te rangatira o Ngāi Tahu nāna i whakapūmau te rongo taketake a Ngāi Tahu ki a Ngāti Māmoe, ko Te Hau-tapunui-o-Tū (TTR 1990:367). / The Ngāi Tahu chief who established a lasting truce of Ngāi Tahu with Ngāti Māmoe was Te Hau-tapunui-o-Tū.

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houhanga rongo

1. (noun) peacemaking, establishment of peace.

He houhanga rongo te tikanga o te haere (TH 1/4/1861:2). / Peacemaking was the reason for the trip.

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rongo whakapā

1. (noun) sense of touch.

Ko te rongo whakapā: Mā ngā paerongo miriona o roto i te kiri e rangona ai ngā momo whakapānga rerekē, pērā i te pēhanga, te paemahana, te tōiriiri me te mamae (RP 2009:372). / Sense of touch: Millions of touch sensors in the skin allow the detection of different types of touch sensations, such as pressure, temperature, vibration and pain (RP 2009:372).

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rongo tahanga

1. (experience verb) to hear indistinctly.

I hākirikiri te rongo, i rongo tahanga, kāore i rongo mārire (HJ 2015:99). / We heard vaguely, heard indistinctly, not clearly.

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Rongo-hīrea

1. (personal name) atua of the kūmara and cultivated food and one of the offspring of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku, he is also known as Rongo-mā-Tāne and Rongo-marae-roa-a-Rangi.

(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 40-42;)

I te mea ka rewa a Rangi-nui ki runga, ko Tāne-te-waiora ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Tāne-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; ko Tūkāriri ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Tū-mata-uenga-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; ko Rangi-hāpainga ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Paia-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; ko Rongo-hīrea ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Rongo-marae-roa-a-Rangi (HWM 12). / Because Rangi-nui was elevated above, Tāne-te-waiora was renamed Tāne-nui-a-Rangi-e tū-iho-nei; Tūkāriri was renamed Tū-mata-uenga-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; Rangi-hāpainga was renamed Paia-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; and Rongo-hīrea was renamed Rongo-marae-roa-a-Rangi.

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ataata-rongo

1. (stative) be audio-visual.

hohou te rongo

1. (verb) to make peace.

Ka tau te riri, ka hohou te rongo (TTR 1990:57). / Hostilities subsided and peace was made.

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houhanga a rongo

1. (noun) peace.

mau te rongo

1. (stative) be in a state of peace, peace reigns, peaceful relations are restored.

I konā ka mau te rongo i waenga i ngā hapū (TTR 1990:322). / As a result peaceful relations between the tribes were restored.

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hohou i te rongo

1. (verb) (hohoutia te rongo) to make peace, cement peace (after war or conflict).

I hoatu e ia tana patu pounamu ki a Hape hei hohou i te rongo (NIT 1995:337). / He gave his greenstone club to Hape to cement the peace.

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Rongo-mā-Tāne

1. (personal name) atua of the kūmara and cultivated food and one of the offspring of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku, he is also known as Rongo-hīrea and Rongo-marae-roa-a-Rangi.

(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 40-42;)

Ko te māoritanga o ngā ingoa o ēnei tamariki a Rangi rāua ko Papa: Ko Tangaroa, he ika; ko Rongo-mā-tāne, ko te kūmara; ko Haumia-tiketike, ko te aruhe; ko Tāne-mahuta, ko te rākau, ko te manu; ko Tāwhiri-mātea, ko te hau; ko Tū-mata-uenga, ko te tangata (KO 16/9/1886:6). / The explanation of the names of these children of Rangi and Papa is: Tangaroa is fish; Rongo-mā-tāne is kūmara; Haumia-tiketike is fernroot; Tāne-mahuta is trees and birds; Tāwhiri-mātea is wind; Tū-mata-uenga is humans.

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Rongo-marae-roa

1. (personal name) atua of the kūmara and cultivated food and one of the offspring of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku, he is also known as Rongo-hīrea and Rongo-marae-roa-a-Rangi.

(Te Māhuri Teachers' Manual (Ed. 1): 40-42;)

I te mea ka rewa a Rangi-nui ki runga, ko Tāne-te-waiora ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Tāne-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; ko Tūkāriri ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Tū-mata-uenga-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; ko Rangi-hāpainga ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Paia-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; ko Rongo-hīrea ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Rongo-marae-roa-a-Rangi (HWM 12). / Because Rangi-nui was elevated above, Tāne-te-waiora was renamed Tāne-nui-a-Rangi-e tū-iho-nei; Tūkāriri was renamed Tū-mata-uenga-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; Rangi-hāpainga was renamed Paia-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; and Rongo-hīrea was renamed Rongo-marae-roa-a-Rangi.

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rongo ā-marae

1. (noun) peace negotiated by a male mediator, rapprochement.

Ko 1871 te tau i whakaingoatia ko Taingākawa tētehi o ngā 'Hauhau o Ngāti Hauā', ā, ko te whakapae he rūkahu noa ana whakamātautau ki te rongo ā-marae (TTR 1996:237). / In 1871 Taingakawa was classed as one of the 'Ngāti Hauā Hauhaus', and the accusation was made that his attempts at rapprochement were insincere.

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rongo ā-manawa

1. (noun) intuition.

rongo ā-puku

1. instinct.

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