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hihi

1. (noun) front gable (of a house).

Taku tūranga ake i te hihi o te whare, e rumaki tonu ana he wai kei aku kamo (M 2004:358). / When I stood up at the gable of the house, the tears in my eyes were like a deluge.

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hihi

1. (noun) ray of sun.

Tēnā titiro atu ō tātou kanohi ki ngā hihi kanapa o te rā e torengi atu ana i runga i te moana whānui, i runga i ngā pae maunga (KO 15/7/1885:8). / Now look at the gleaming rays of the sun setting on the wide ocean and on the mountain ranges.

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2. (noun) feeler (of crayfish), antenna, sucker, thin shoot, tendril (of plants), tentacle (of Portuguese man-of-war), sliver, baleen - any long slender appendage.


3. (noun) straight line (maths).

He rārangi tōtika te hihi. Ka tīmata i tetahi pūwāhi /

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4. (noun) stitchbird, Notiomystis cincta - a rare endemic forest bird, the male has a black head, upper breast and back, bordered by golden yellow across the breast. White tufts behind the eyes and yellow shoulder patch. Female grayish brown with white wingbar.

hihī

1. (verb) to make a hissing noise, hiss, sizzle.

Ka tīmata ia ki te pīra riki ki roto i te parai, ka mea atu he hinu me ngā toenga kai. Hihī mai ana ngā kai i runga i te tō (TAH 52:8). / She began to slice the onions into the frying pan and added the dripping and the leftovers. The food was sizzling on the stove.

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hihi irirangi

1. (noun) aerial.


2. (noun) radio waves.

hihi kama

1. (loan) (noun) gamma ray.

hihi pōkākā

1. (noun) infrared ray, infrared radiation.

hihi taiaho

1. (noun) laser beam.

hihi tūrama

1. (noun) ray of light.

hihi autōhiko

1. (noun) electromagnetic radiation.

hihi hakoko

1. (noun) refracted ray.

Ko te hihi aho ka haere tonu i te whaitua pūataata tuarua, ka kiia ko te hihi hakoko (RP 2009:183). / The light ray continues travelling through the second transparent medium, and that is called a refracted ray.

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hihi aho

1. (noun) ray of light.

Ko te whakapikonga o tētahi hihi aho ina whakawhiti taua hihi mai i tētahi whaitua pūataata ki tētahi. Hei tauira, ka hakoko te hihi aho, e whakawhiti ana mai i te hau takiwā ki te wai. Ka hakoko te hihi aho nā te mea he pōturi ake te ngaru aho i roto i te wai, tēnā i te hau takiwā (RP 2009:183). / The bending of a ray of light when that ray passes from one transparent medium to another. For example, a ray of light bends when travelling from air into water. It bends because the light wave travels slower in water than it does in air (RP 2009:183)

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hihi kōmaru

1. (noun) solar radiation.

hihi whakaata

1. (noun) reflected ray.

Ko te hihi aho ka whakaatangia, ka kīia ko te hihi whakaata (RP 2009:440). / A ray of light that is reflected is called a reflected ray.

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hihi whakapā

1. (noun) incident ray.

Ko te hihi aho ka pā atu ki te paenga o ētahi whaitua pūataata e rua, ka kīia ko te hihi whakapā (RP 2009:183). / A ray of light that touches the surface of a second transparent medium is called an incident ray.

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pūngao hihi

1. (noun) radiant energy.

hihi tohorā

1. (noun) baleen - plates of whalebone from the mouth of right whales and other toothless whales, used for straining plankton from the water.

Synonyms: pāhau, pāhautea, hihi

hihi katikati

1. (noun) ultra-violet ray.

tohu hihi

1. (noun) radiometer.

pouaka hihi

1. (noun) ray box.

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