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taumata

1. (noun) summit, top of a hill, resting place (on a hill), brow of a hill, level, grade.

O ngā nēhi Māori o tōna wā, ko ia anake te mea momoho, ikeike rawa ki te taumata o te akoranga nēhi (TTR 1998:103). / Of the nurses of her era, she alone was so successful and eminent reaching the summit of the nursing profession.

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taumata

1. (noun) ritual employed by an attacking force to lull the mind of the enemy.

hui taumata

1. (noun) symposium, summit, conference, congress.

Ka tae atu ia ki tētahi hui taumata Māori i Pōneke i te tau 1944 (TTR 1998:159). / He took part in a Māori summit in Wellington in 1944.

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taumata kōrero

1. (noun) distinguished orators, speakers' bench.


2. (noun) standards of speech.

Tae noa hoki tōna pai ki te purei i te piana i ngā hui whānau me tana kaha ki te pupuri i te taumata kōrero i te reo Māori me te reo Pākehā (TTR 2000:65). / Her attributes included playing the piano at family gatherings and maintaining standards of speech in both Māori and English.

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taumata rau

1. (modifier) remarkable, extraordinary, notable, outstanding - of people.

Ko ia tētahi o ngā tamariki o te whānau taumata rau i puta i ngā wāhine Māori tokoono a Tāme Poto (TTR 1994:83). / He was one of the children of a remarkable family resulting from the six Māori wives of Thomas Halbert.

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irirangi taumata 3

1. (noun) 3G phone, third generation mobile phone.

Taumata-kuku

1. (personal name) Aldebaran - the brightest star in the constellation Taurus.

Taumata-o-Pātuki

1. (location) Benmore Range (central South Island).

whakamātau taumata kua oti kē te whakarite

1. (noun) standards-based assessment.

Simpson, Mīria

1. (1922-2002) Ngāti Awa; teacher and expert speaker and writer of Māori. Editor of numerous publications, including Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau (Volume 1) and the Māori section of the Historical Atlas of New Zealand. One of the first commissioners of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori. Awarded a QSM in 1991.

Kōkōuri

1. (personal name) Hyades - an open star cluster in the constellation Taurus, appearing to surround the bright star Taumata-kuku (Alderbaran).

See also Kōkota, Te

Kōkota, Te

1. (noun) Hyades - an open star cluster in the constellation of Taurus appearing to surround the bright star Taumata-kuku (Alderbaran).

Matakaheru

1. (noun) Hyades - an open star cluster in the constellation Taurus, appearing to surround the bright star Taumata-kuku (Alderbaran).

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