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whakaruruhau Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to protect, shield, shelter.

He kai tere te kānga ki te tipu, ko ngā kānga hei whakaruruhau mō ngā paukena (TTT 1/10/1922:6). / Maize grows quickly, so it shelters the pumpkins.

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2. (modifier) sheltered, protected, safe.

Oma tika tonu mai tana iwi ki a ia i tō rātau kitenga kua hinga a ia, ā, nā rātau i mau ki tētahi wāhi whakaruruhau (TTR 1990:393). / When they saw he had fallen, his people ran straight to him and carried him to a safe place.

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3. (noun) protector, adviser, mentor.

Kai taku whakaruruhau i ngā hau kino o te wā, i ngā tao tāwai, i ngā tao rangirangi, i ngā tao whakarōriki, tīraha rā! (HM 4/2009:3) / My protector from the evil winds of the time, from the taunts, from the annoying criticisms, and the disparaging jibes, lie there in state!

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4. (noun) governing body, authority.

Kua whakaritea mai anō hoki tētahi apārangi hei whakaruruhau mō te reo (HM 3/1993:6). / A group of experts has also been organised as a governing body for the language.

Whakaruruhau, Te Play

1. (personal name) Magellanic Clouds - diffuse luminous regions of the southern sky now known to be galaxies containing millions of stars.

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