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tira

1. (noun) travelling party, company of travellers, troupe, choir, ray, beam.

Ahakoa ana kupu whakatītina mai i mōhio tonu au e kore au e kaha, nō reira noho ana ko ia hei māngai mō mātou o tō mātou nā tira (HM 4/2009:1). / Despite his words of encouragement I knew I would not be able to, and so he remained as orator for us and our party.

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2. (noun) mast.

Ka pakari te pūrengi ka whakawhenua te tira (PK 2008:721). / When the guy rope was firm the mast held fast.

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3. (noun) wand used in rituals.

Ka tango ia ki tana tira (he toko nā te tohunga he mea whawhati mai i te rākau mata), ka tū ngā puke, he mea ahu anō ngā onepū e ngā ringa o te tohunga (G 1853:lxxxiii). / He took his wand (a stick that the tohunga had broken off a green tree) and raised mounds, which the tohunga had also made with earth.

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4. (noun) baton (of a conductor).

tīra

1. (loan) (noun) steel.

Waihoki ko ngā taonga rino, tīra, matai e ahu ana mai i waho i ngā wāhi kei reira ngā para oneone e mahia ana hei matai (TP 4/1911:11). / Likewise the iron, steel and metal goods heading here from the places where the ore is made into steel.

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tira kanikani

1. (noun) dance troupe.

umu tira

1. (noun) microwave oven.

waiata tira

1. (noun) choral song - songs sung as a choir without actions.

He mema a Pirimi nō te rōpū waiata tira o Ōtaki (TTR 1998:181). / Pirimi was a member of the Ōtaki Choral Society.

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tira papā

1. (noun) percussion ensemble.

tira pūhau

1. (noun) woodwind ensemble.

tira pūtētere

1. (noun) brass ensemble.

tira waiata

1. (noun) choir.

Nō te tau 1939 i nuku atu a Tuīni ki Ākarana mō te wā poto, ā, i reira ka hono atu ia ki tētahi tira waiata, he nui te mahi pāho mai i te reo irirangi (TTR 2000:132). / In 1939 Tuīni moved to Auckland for a short time, where she joined a choir that made frequent radio broadcasts.

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tira whakaari

1. (noun) theatre troupe.

tira puoro

1. (noun) ensemble, musical group.

E rua, nui ake rānei ngā kaiwhakatangitangi, ngā kaiwaiata rānei o te tira puoro e whakaputa ngātahi ana i te puoro (RTP 2015:107). / In an ensemble there are two or more instrumentalists or singers performing music together (RTP 2015:107).

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tira autangi

1. (noun) string ensemble.

Ko ētahi rōpū ka whakaingoahia i runga i te momo o ngā taonga puoro, pērā i te tira autangi, te tira papā, te tira pūhau me te tira pūtētere (RTP 2015:107). / Some groups are named according to the type of musical instruments, such as a string ensemble, percussion ensemble, woodwind ensemble and a brass ensemble.

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tira hanga hōtaka

1. (noun) programme production team.

Tira o Puanga, Te

1. (personal noun) stars of Orion's Belt.

tira hanga hōtaka taiwhanga

1. (noun) studio production team.

Tira Ahu Iwi, Te

1. (noun) Iwi Transition Agency.

Tira Puoro o Aotearoa, Te

1. New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

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