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rangatahi

1. (verb) to be young.

He iti ngā kōrero mō te wā e ohi, e rangatahi ana a Te Hata (TTR 1998:214). / There are only a few stories about the time when Te Hata was growing up, when he was in his youth.

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2. (noun) younger generation, youth.

Heoti, mēnā ki te whakaaro o te rangatahi i ētehi wā he wahine pākaha a Te Puea, i mōhio anō hoki rātou ki te hōhonu o tōna pūaroha ki a rātou katoa (TTR 1996:52). / However, if the young people in these times thought that Te Puea was a strict woman, they also knew the depth of her concern for them all.

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3. (noun) fishing net about 20 m long, smaller than a kaharoa.

Ka pū te ruha, ka hao te rangatahi (W 1971:300). / When the worn-out net lies in a heap the new net goes fishing.

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