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Tupuārangi

1. (personal noun) Atlas - one of the stars in Te Kāhui o Matariki, the Pleiades star cluster. A star associated with food that comes from the sky, such as birds, or elevated fruit and berries from trees.

Ko Tupuārangi te whetū e hono ana i te kāhui ki te hopukanga o ngā manu me ngā hua rāngaingai, pēnei i ngā hua me ngā patatini o ngā rākau (Matariki 2017:29). / Tupuārangi is the star connecting the constellation to the capturing of birds and elevated fruit, such as fruit and berries of trees.

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