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ono

1. (verb) (-kia) to plant root crops.

Ka onokia te kūmara i taua wā anō i ū ai a 'Horouta' ki Waiapu, te ingoa o te māra ko Whakararanui (TWMNT 16/10/1872:137). / The kūmara were planted at the time when the 'Horouta' canoe landed at Waiapu and the name of the garden was Whakararanui.

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2. (modifier) planting.

Nāna tonu i tīmata te kaupapa nei, arā, te mahi ono rākau i ngā whenua Māori e karapoti ana i ngā moana o Taupō me Te Roto-a-Ira (TTR 2000:61). / He himself initiated this matter, that is the work of planting trees on Māori land around Lakes Taupō and Rotoaira.

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3. (noun) planting.

Whiro: He rā kino tēnei mō te ono kai, me te hī ika hoki (Wh3 2003:105). / First day of the lunar month: This is a bad day for planting crops and fishing.

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ono

1. (numeral) six, 6.

Kei hea te riri kia rite ki tēnei te nui o te mate i roto i ngā marama e ono! (TWM 21/6/1871:1). / Where is there a war like this where so many have died in six months!
Ka moea e ia tana hēkeretari kua ono tau rā i tēnei mahi (TTR 1996:267). / He married his secretary of six years.

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2. (numeral) sixth - when used with this meaning it is preceded by te and followed by o.

Kāore a Te Wharepōuri i reira, engari ka tae atu ia – i te ono o ngā rā – ki te āwhina i ōna whanaunga (TTR 1990:331). / Te Wharepouri was not there, but he arrived - on the sixth day - to help his relatives.

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3. (noun) sixth lunar month of the Māori year - approximately equivalent to November.

Hei te ono kua kaha te tipu o ngā mea katoa (M 2004:70). / On the sixth month all growth has become vigorous.

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ono rikiriki

1. (noun) minor sixth (music).

ono matua

1. (noun) major sixth (music).

ngahuru mā ono

1. (numeral) be sixteen, sixteenth (following te).

(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 12;)

See also tekau mā ono

tekau mā ono

1. (numeral) be sixteen, sixteenth (following te).

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 16;)

kupu tuataurite

1. (noun) palindrome - a word or phrase that spells the same backwards as forwards, e.g. ono, awaawa.

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