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Mahuru

1. (personal noun) fourth lunar month of the Māori year - approximately equivalent to September. Also the name of the star Alphard, whose reappearance in the night sky heralds the start of this month.

Mahuru: Kua pūmahana te whenua, me ngā otaota, me ngā rākau (Best 1922:15). / The earth is warm as are the vegetation and the trees.

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mahuru

1. (stative) be soothed, set at rest, settled, calmed, appeased.

Ka mahuru ō rātou whakaaro (W 1971:165) / Their minds were set at rest.

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Whā o Mahuru, Te

1. (personal noun) fourth lunar month of the Māori year - approximately equivalent to September and traditionally used by Ngāti Awa.

Ko te putanga mai o Matariki te tohu mō te marama tuatahi, ko ngā ingoa hoki ēnei o ngā marama katoa: Te Tahi o Pipiri, Te Rua o Takurua, Te Toru Here o Pipiri, Te Whā o Mahuru, Te Rima o Kōpū, Te Ono o Whitiānaunau, Te Whitu o Hakihea, Te Waru o Rehua, Te Iwa o Rūhi-te-rangi, Te Ngahuru o Poutū-te-rangi, Te Ngahuru mā tahi, Te Ngahuru mā rua (TP 1/3/1901:6). / The appearance of Pleiades is the sign for the first month and these are the names of all the months: The first is Pipiri, the second is Takurua, the third is Here o Pipiri, the fourth is Mahuru, the fifth is Kōpū, the sixth is Whiti-ānaunau, the seventh is Hakihea, the eighth is Rehua, the ninth is Rūhi-te-rangi, the tenth is Poutūterangi, the eleventh and twelfth months.

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