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ia

1. (particle) each, every - usually the phrase with ia is repeated together with the preposition if one is needed.

(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 90-91;)

Haere ai rāua ki te whare pukapuka ia rā, ia rā. / They go to the library every day.

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ia

1. (noun) current, flow.

Ka rongo atu a Te Kawau-a-toru, kātahi ka kī atu, “Tēnā, kāore rānei koutou i kite i tētehi whenua kaha te ia o te moana? Inahoki a Raukawa, ko te ingoa noa iho i rahi, kāore i kaha te ia.” (JPS 1893:147). / When Te Kawau-a-toru heard this he said, “Well, have you ever seen a land in which the current of the sea is very strong? As for Raukawa, its name alone is great, but its currents have no strength.”

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2. (noun) cadence, beat, rhythm - of a haka.

Ka kōrero koe mō te rangi o te waiata, ka kōrero koe mō te ia o te haka (Wh4 2004:73). / One talks about the 'rangi' (tune) of a song but the 'ia' (cadence) of a haka.

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Synonyms: whakaauau, manawataki


3. (noun) trend.

E kitea mai ana te ia o te pānga, arā, ka pakeke haere te tamaiti, ka tāroaroa haere (TRP 2010:139). / The trend in the relationship can be seen, that is, as the child grows older she becomes taller.

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-ia

1. (particle) A passive ending.

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 65-67, 84-85;)

I hangaia tēnei whare i te tau 1895. / This house was built in 1895.

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ia

1. (particle) but, on the other hand - a particle to indicate that the second idea expressed is somehow at odds with the first.

Ko au e mahi ana ki te huna, ko Rangi ia e tīwaha atu ana, e tāwhiriwhiri atu ana ki a rāua (HJ 20015:107). / I was trying to hide, but Rangi was calling out and waving to them.

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2. (particle) then, in fact, just - a particle to intensify and to add emphasis. Sometimes follows engari, otirā and hāunga to reinforce those words.

Mehemea kāore i pakaru, he aha ia te hua o te tahuri ki te whakatikatika? (HJ 2015:103). / If it wasn't broken, then what is the value in setting about to fix it?
Ehara ia i te tangata kaha, engari ia, ki te pukuriri ia, kia tūpato. / He is not a strong man, but then if he is angry be careful.

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ia

1. (pronoun) he, she, him, her, it - like all pronouns and personals, takes a when following ki, i, kei and hei but does not take a when used as the subject of the sentence, except in some dialects. Never occurs after he, te and ngā and is not used after the prepositions a, o, , , , or with and .

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 13;)

He wahine pūrotu ia. / She is a beautiful woman.

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Niu Ia

1. (loan) (noun) New Year.

I te ata o te Niu Ia nei ka kōhurutia e tētahi tangata o Ōtepoti, ko Galloway te ingoa, tana wahine (TP 1/1900:4). / On the morning of the New Year, a Dunedin man, named Galloway, murdered his wife.

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ia rā

1. (particle) then, indeed, in fact, really, actually, undoubtedly, just - words to add emphasis, including to questions and commands. Sometimes written as one word, i.e. iara.

Kia tauta i te 'Waka' kei tītaha, kei tahuri; kei kīia he hau nō uta, he hau riporipo kāore iara nō te moana anō i tahuri ai (TWMNT 15/3/1879:340). / Ballast the 'Waka' (newspaper), lest it lose its equilibrium and capsize; lest it be said it was overset by a wind from the land (i.e. by Māori), whereas, in fact, it was overturned by a wind from the ocean —(i.e. by Pākehā).
He aha ia rā te hua o te horoi i ngā matapihi? E rua rangi ake nei, kua mōnenehu anō i te rehutai (HJ 2015:106). / Just what is the point of cleaning the windows? In just a couple of days they'll be blurred again from the spray.

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ia kore

1. (stative) out of time, lacking rhythm (of a haka).

He aha te rerekētanga o te rangirua me te ia kore? Koirā kē hoki tō te haka, ko te ia o te haka (Wh4 2004:74). / What's the difference between 'rangirua' (out of tune) and 'ia kore' (lacking rhythm)? The latter, the 'ia' (rhythm/cadence) is for haka.

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ia nā

1. (particle) then, indeed, therefore - words to add emphasis, including to questions and commands. Sometimes written as one word, i.e. iana.

He tika ia nā. / That's very true.
Tēnā iana, whakaarohia te rerekētanga o te mita o te reo Ingarihi o te Kōtimana, o te Tatimana, o te Tiamana, o te Marikena, o ngā tōpito tonu o te whenua o Ingarangi! (HM 1/1997:6). / Then consider the differences in the accent of the English language of a Scotsman, a Dutchman, a German, an American and of the different parts of England.

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ia nei

1. (particle) then, indeed, therefore - a particle to add emphasis, including to questions and commands. Sometimes written as one word, i.e. ianei.

He aha ia nei te kōtiro rā tē rite ai anō ki a au? / Why, then, should this girl not do it just as I did?
Ko ngā Etiopiana, ko ngā Rupimi, he teka ia nei he ope tino nui rātou, he maha noa atu hoki ā rātou hāriata, ā rātou kaieke hōiho? (PT 2 Ngā Whakapapa 16:8) / Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen?
He whawhaitanga, ko taua kupu anō. Kāore anō ia nei i mahue noa i te ngutu o te wahine, o te tangata (JPS 1990:153). / Battles have been fought because of that saying. To this day it has not completely left the lips of men and women.

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inā ia

1. (interjection) look! - expression to attract attention.

anā ia!

1. (interjection) that's the one! bingo!.

(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 209;)

Nū Ia

1. (loan) (noun) New Year.

He wā pai te Kirihimete me te Nū Ia hei whakakākahutanga i tā koutou tamaiti ki ētahi kākahu whakapaipai (TTT 1/12/1923:1). / Christmas and the New Year are good times to dress your child with some nice clothes.

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ia-toto

1. (noun) blood vessel.

He ngongo, he pū rānei te ia-toto e kawea ai te toto mai i te manawa ki ngā wāhi katoa o te tinana, me te hoki anō ki te manawa (RP 2009:219). / Blood vessels are tubes which carry blood from the heart to all parts of the body and back again to the heart (RP 2009:219).

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ia-tuku

1. (noun) artery.

Ko tā te ia-tuku he kawe i te toto ki ngā wāhi katoa o te tinana (RP 2009:220). / The purpose of blood vessels is to convey blood to all parts of the body.

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ia-auraki

1. (noun) vein.

Ko tā te ia-auraki he whakahoki i te toto hāora-kore mai i ngā wāhi katoa o te tinana ki te manawa (RP 2009:220). / The purpose of a vein is to return deoxygenated blood from all parts of the body to the heart.

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ia-auraki kakī

1. (noun) jugular vein.

Hei whakahoki te ia-auraki kakī i te toto hāora-kore mai i te upoko ki te manawa (RP 2009:351). / The jugular vein is to return deoxygenated blood from the head to the heart.

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ia-auraki matua

1. (noun) vena cava - a vein carrying deoxygenated blood into the heart.

Mā te ia-auraki matua e hoki mai ai te toto hāora-kore ki te manawa. / Deoxygenated blood returns to the heart via the vena cava.

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ia-auraki pūkahu

1. (noun) pulmonary vein.

Mā te ia-auraki pūkahu e hoki ai te toto hāoraora i ngā pūkahukahu ki te manawa (RP 2009:275). / The pulmonary vein returns the oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart.

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ia-auraki tākihi

1. (noun) renal vein.

Hei whakahoki te ia-auraki tākihi i te toto hāora-kore, mai i ngā tākihi ki te manawa (RP 2009:351). / The purpose of the renal vein is to return deoxygenated blood from the kidneys to the heart.

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