1. (noun) child, boy - used only in the singular.
1. (noun) stepchild, niece, nephew.
Ka moea e ia a Agnes Waikeria Anihana – ko Bella tētahi o ōna īngoa – o Ngāti Maniapoto, he tamaiti whakaangi nā Te Puea Hērangi ki te taha ki tōna whaea (TTR 1998:130). / He married Agnes Waikeria Anihana (Anderson), also known as Bella, of Ngāti Maniapoto, a niece of Te Puea Hērangi on her mother’s side.
1. (noun) foster child, adopted child.
Ka mate te matua whāngai, e riro rānei te whenua o te tūpāpaku i te tamaiti whāngai?...Ko te tikanga Māori mō te tamaiti whāngai, ka hoki anō ki roto i ngā pānga o ōna mātua ake, i runga anō i te take huihui, i heke mai i roto i te tino take ki te whenua, kāore hoki te whāngai e tangohia i waho o ngā whakapapa me te toto (TPH 30/8/1902:2). / When the foster parent dies, is the land of the deceased inherited by the foster child?...In Māori custom an adopted child would fall back on the rights to the land shares of his/her birth parents which would occur in gatherings where the inheritance of land was passed on, and the foster child would not have rights outside genealogical and blood ties. (Statements by Īhāia Hūtana of Ngāti Kahungunu.)
1. (noun) adopted child, foster child.
1. (verb) to float, move easily, move freely, sail along.
Ka ū rawa ngā matikuku me te ngutu o te īkara rā ki tāna kai, kātahi ka hikitia ake ka whakaangi haere i runga ake o te whenua, e toru, e whā putu te mataratanga ake (TWMNT 6/10/1874:258). / With the claws and beak of that eagle firmly fixed on its food, it then raised her up and sailed along at three to four feet above the earth.
3. (modifier) step relationship - e.g. matua whakaangi, stepfather. Tamaiti whakaangi is also used for 'nephew' or 'niece'.
I kōrerotia atu anō e tō mātou pāpā ki a ia kua kōhurutia e ia tō mātou whaea whakaangi (HTK 3/3/1894:3). / Our father had actually told him that he had murdered our stepmother.
4. (noun) stepchild.