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rangi Play

1. (noun) day, sky.

He rua ō ngā pōkiha, he kōhanga ō ngā manu o te rangi (HKW 6/1899:10). / Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests.
I taua rangi nei i te ua pūnehunehu (HP 1991:6). / That day there was misty rain.


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2. (noun) weather.

He karakia anō mō Tāwhiri-mātea, he tūā mō te rangi (NM 1928:5). / There were ritual chants for Tāwhiri-mātea and ritual chants for the weather.


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3. (noun) heavens, heavenly realm - there are believed to be twelve heavens, the highest of which is te toi o ngā rangi.

I whakamārama mai a nehe mā i piki ētahi mā te toi huarewa ki te toi o ngā rangi, arā ki tō runga rawa o ngā rangi tūhāhā (TTT 1/8/1923:6). / The old men and women explained that some climbed via the suspended way to the uppermost heaven, that is the the highest of the spaced heavens.


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4. (noun) heaven (Christianity).

Pūrangatia mā koutou he taonga ki te rangi, ki te wāhi e kore ai e whakakino te huhu, te waikura (KO 15/9/1883:3). / Pile up treasures in heaven for yourselves, in the place where huhu grubs and rust will not damage them.


rangi Play

1. (noun) tune, air, melody, tenor, drift.

Ākuanei ia ka mea, ahakoa rite tō ātaahua ki tō te makipai, kāore koe e mōhio ki te waiata i tētahi rangi kotahi (Popi 1887:66). / Presently, he said that although your beauty is like a magpie’s, you do not know how to sing a single tune.


rangi takō Play

1. (noun) clear sky.

I te ohonga ake he rangi takō, ahiahi rawa kua kōmaru (PK 2008:295). / On awakening it was a clear sky, but by the afternoon it had clouded over.


rangi inaki Play

1. (noun) canon, round (music).

Ko te rangi inaki te whakatangi tuarua i tētahi rangi i muri tata iho i te tīmatanga o te whakatangi tuatahi o taua rangi. He ngātahi te haere, ahakoa te tōmuri o tētahi i tētahi (RTP 2015:92). / A canon is the repeating of a melody soon after the first playing of that melody has started, resulting in them being played together, even though one is delayed (RTP 2015:92).


Whakaahu rangi Play

1. (personal name) Castor - the second brightest star in the constellation Gemini, close to Whakaahu kerekere (Pollux).

See also Whakaahu


rangi whakangā Play

1. (noun) rest day, weekend.


rangi tūhāhā Play

1. (noun) separately spaced heavens.

Kotahi tekau, tekau-mā-rua rānei ngā rangi tūhāhā (Te Ara 2015). / There are ten or twelve separately spaced heavens.

See also rangi, tūhāhā


rangi mātāhauariki Play

1. (noun) layers of cloud above the horizon.

Ko ngā rārangi kapua kei runga ake i te pae, ko te ‘rangi mātāhauariki’ tērā. Whai muri i tēnei tūāhua ka pā mai ko te hau makariri o te tonga a Tūtakangāhau. (Te Ara 2013). / Layers of cloud above the horizon are known as 'rangi mātāhauariki'. This situation is followed by the cold south wind Tūtakangāhau.


rangi pāhekoheko Play

1. (modifier) contrapuntal.

He rangi pāhekoheko kei roto i te waiata nei, me āta whakarongo (RTP 2015:93). / There is a contrapuntal melody in this song, so listen carefully.


2. (noun) counter-melody, counterpoint.

Ko te rangi pāhekoheko: E rua ngā rangi rerekē o tētahi puoro e whakatangihia ngātahitia ana, engari he wehe kē tētahi i tētahi. Ahakoa he wehe kē, he rōreka tonu ki te taringa (RTP 2015:93). / Counterpoint: Two melodies in a piece of music that are played simultaneously, but which are independent of each other. Even though they are independent they sound harmonious (RTP 2015:93).


pūpū rangi Play

1. (noun) kauri snails, Paryphanta spp. - look like ordinary garden snails but are much bigger.

See also pūpū whakarongotaua


kōura rangi Play

1. (noun) whale-feed, shrimp, krill, Munida gregaria.


Rangi-nui Play

1. (personal name) atua of the sky and husband of Papa-tū-ā-nuku, from which union originate all living things.

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 (HWM 12). / Because Rangi-nui was elevated above, Tāne-te-waiora was renamed Tāne-nui-a-Rangi-e tū-iho-nei.
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 39-42;)

See also atua


Rangi-hāpainga Play

1. (personal name) according to some versions of the creative narratives, Rangi-hāpainga separated Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku. Also known as Paia-nui-a-Rangi.

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


paki o Rangi Play

1. fine weather.

Te paki o Autahi: Mō te rangi ātaahua. He pēnā i te 'paki o Hewa, 'te paki o Ruhi', 'te paki o Rangi' (M 2005:248). / The calm of Canopus: For a beautiful day. Similar to 'the calm of Hewa', 'the calm of Ruhi', 'the calm of Rangi'.


Tāwhiri-rangi Play

1. (personal name) atua of the winds, clouds, rain, hail, snow and storms - another name for Tāwhiri-mātea.


tuke o rangi Play

1. (noun) pāua, abalone, sea ear, Haliotis iris - edible univalve mollusc of rocky shores that has flattened, ear-shaped shells with a row of small holes for breathing. Has a strong grip on rocks but move about at night grazing on seaweed. Haliotis iris, the largest pāua, has peacock-like colours on the inside of the shell.

See also pāua


ngaruru mai rangi Play

1. (noun) continuous rumbling thunder.

Ko te ngaruru mai rangi he whatitiri roa (Te Ara 2016). / Ngaruru mai rangi is a low, continued, rumbling thunder.


kete uruuru rangi Play

1. (noun) basket of sacred knowledge, karakia and ritual - one of the three baskets of knowledge and an alternative name from the Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāi Tahu traditions for te kete tuauri.

Ko te kete uruuru rangi he pakanga ngā taonga o tēnei kete (JPS 1926:333). / Matters related to warfare are the treasures of the basket called te kete uruuru rangi.

See also kete tuauri, kete o te wānanga


Ngāi Te Rangi Play

1. (personal noun) tribal group of Matakana Island and north Tauranga area.

Heoi, nō taua wā anō ka tae mai te rongo, kua horo a Te Tumu pā i Kaituna, Maketū rā, kua mate a Ngāi Te Rangi i a Te Arawa (JPS 1900:70). / It was about this time that news arrived of the fall of Te Tumu pā, at Kaituna, near Maketū, in which the Ngāi Te Rangi tribe was defeated by Te Arawa.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 42;)


Pātari-rangi Play

1. (personal noun) Large Magellanic Cloud - a diffuse, luminous patch in the southern sky and a satellite of the Milky Way, now known to be a galaxy containing perhaps 10,000 million stars.

See also Ngā Pātari, Tīoreore


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