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rite Play

1. (verb) (-a) to resemble, compare with.

O ngā iwi katoa onamata kāore he iwi hei rite mō ngā Kariki (TTT 1/10/1926:480). / Of all the nations of ancient times there was none to compare with the Greeks.


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2. (verb) to be like, alike, equal, in proportion.

Ko te pata me te huka me konatu ki te ringa, kia rite rā anō ki te āhua o te kirīmi (TJ 20/10/1898:13). / The butter and sugar should be stirred with the hand until it is the texture of cream.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 26; Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 29;)

See also tū-ā-rite


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3. (verb) to be balanced by an equivalent, paid for.

Kua rite katoa i a Ihu, kua utua katoatia ana hara (TH 2/5/1859:4). / It has all been balanced up by Jesus, his sins have all been paid for.


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4. (verb) to be ready, in readiness, prepared.

Kua rite noa atu ngā mahi a te Poa mō te whawhai. Kua whakanohoia ngā pūrepo me ngā pūteretere, ki te takiwā pai o runga i aua hiwi me te whanga mai ki ngā hōia a te Ingarihi (TPH 30/11/1899:10). / The preparations of the Boars for the battle had been completed long ago. The cannons and autocannons had been set in place in the best positions on those hills and were waiting for the English soldiers.


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5. (adjective) be equal, similar (to something else).

He rite te tikanga o tēnei ki tō runga ake nei (HKK 1999:18). / The meaning of this is similar to that of the above.


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6. (noun) likeness, appearance.

Koia hoki ko te rite o tuawahine (JPS 1929:64). / Such was the appearance of the heroine.


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7. (noun) similarity, comparison, resemblance, proportion.

Ko te hiahia o Parore, kia riro māna e whakaatu te rite o ngā pōauautanga o te Karauna i mua, koirā i hē ai a Te Hēpara, arā, hē ake ana ia i te taha ture, i ngā waiwai tika hoki (TTR 1998:136). / Parore wanted to show where the Crown had made similar mistakes in the past and that was why Shepherd was in error, that is he was wrong in law and fact.


rite tonu Play

1. (modifier) just like - usually followed by ki.

Rite tonu tō mātou whare ki tō koutou. / Our house is just like yours.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 26;)

See also kia rite tonu, tonu


2. (modifier) always, all the time, continually, constantly - usually preceded by he.

He rite tonu te pae mai o ngā upokohue ki uta. / Pilot whales are always stranding.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 29;)

See also he rite tonu, riterite, tonu


taparau rite Play

1. (noun) regular polygon.

Ko te taparau tētahi āhua ahu-rua, e toru, nui ake rānei ngā rārangi torotika e hono ana hei tapa. Me he ōrite te roa o ia tapa, ka kīia he taparau rite (TRP 2010:254). / A two-dimensional shape with three or more straight lines which join to form the sides is a polygon. If the sides are equal in length, it is called a regular polygon (TRP 2010:254).


tapatoru rite Play

1. (noun) equilateral triangle.


tapawhā rite Play

1. (noun) square.

He taparau motuhake te tapawhā rite. E whā ngā tapa he ōrite te roa (TRP 2010:259). / The square is a special polygon. It has four sides, which are all equal in length (TRP 2010:259).


kōaro rite Play

1. (noun) palindrome (maths and language).

Mēnā kāore e rerekē ana te pānuihia o tētahi tau, o tētahi kupu rānei mai i te taha mauī ki te matau, mai i te taha matau rānei ki te mauī, ka kīia he kōaro rite tērā. Hei tauira o te kōaro rite: 121, 7337, 2002, 3554553; ihi, ara, ataata (TRP 2010:152). / If there is no difference in reading a number, or a word, from left to right, or right to left, that is called a palindrome. Examples of palindromes are: 121, 7337, 2002, 3554553; ihi, ara, ataata.


mataono rite Play

1. (noun) cube.

E ono ngā mata e ōrite ana o te mataono rite (TRP 2010:161). / The cube has six faces which are all equal in size.


tapawhā whakarara rite Play

1. (noun) rhombus, diamond shape.


koeko-tapawhā rite Play

1. (noun) square pyramid.


poro-tapawhā rite Play

1. (noun) square prism.


tū-ā-rite Play

1. (stative) somewhat like, something like.


mataono rite-rau Play

1. (noun) polycube.


tapawhā rite-rima Play

1. (noun) pentomino.


tapawhā rite-rau Play

1. (noun) polyomino.

He āhua ahu-2 te tapawhā rite-rau ka hangaia ki ētahi tapawhā rite. He ōrite te rahi o ngā tapawhā rite, ā, e hono ana ngā tapa. Mēnā e rua ngā tapawhā rite hei hanga i te āhua, ka tapaina ko te tapawhā rite-rua. Arā anō ngā momo tapawhā rite-rau, ko te tapawhā rite-toru, ko te tapawhā rite-whā, haere ake nei, haere ake nei (TRP 2010:260). / A polyomino is a 2-dimensional shape made from squares. The squares are all the same size, and are joined at the edges. If there are two squares in the shape it is called a domino (tapawhā rite-rua), if there are three it is called a tromino (tapawhā rite-toru), if there are four squares it is called a tetromino (tapawhā rite-whā), and so on.


poro-tapawhā rite hōtiu Play

1. (noun) oblique square prism.


koeko-tapawhā rite hōtiu Play

1. (noun) oblique square pyramid.


pure Play

1. (verb) (-a,-tia) to ritually remove tapu.

Ko te tikanga o tēnei mea, o te kawa, e pure ana i te kawa tapu o Tāne kia noa (TTT 1/5/1930:2055). / The purpose of the kawa ceremony is to ritually remove the tapu of Tāne so that it becomes free of tapu.


2. (noun) ceremony to remove tapu.

Nō te taenga mai ki konei kātahi ka karangatia te hui, arā te hākari, te pure mō taua hahunga mai (TWMNT 19/6/1872:85). / On arriving here the meeting was called, that is the feast and the ceremony for the uplifting of the bones.


3. (noun) oven in which food was cooked as part of the pure ceremony.

Ka whakaritea e te tohunga he tūmau hei tahu he umu te ingoa he 'pure' (TP 8/1903:6). / The tohunga arranged for a cook to light an oven, which was called a 'pure'.


4. (noun) rites to lift the tapu at the Ringatū harvest to ensure a plentiful crop, religious purification rites - designed to neutralise tapu, using water and karakia, or to propitiate the atua, using cooked food.

E rua anō ngā rā nui o te tau o te Ringatū i hiwaia e ia, arā, ko te huamata i te tahi o Hune me te pure i te tahi o Noema; he whakatō kai te tikanga o te huamata, ā, kia nui ai te hua o te kai i meinga ai te pure (TTR 1998:27). / There are two important days of the Ringatū faith that he focused on, namely the huamata on the first of June and the pure on the first of November; the huamata is when the planting rites are held, and the pure is so that the harvest is plentiful.


tohi Play

1. (verb) (-a) to cut, divide, distribute, separate, endue.

Tohia ā tātou purapura kia ranea ai (W 1971:430). / Divide our tubers so that there are plenty.


2. (verb) (-a) to perform a ritual ceremony over a child in flowing water while petitioning the atua to endow the child with the desired mental and physical qualities. The child was dedicated to the particular atua by immersion in the water or by sprinkling it with water from a branch dipped in the stream.

Ka whānau a Tūhuruhuru, tamaiti a Tinirau, ka tonoa a Kae i Tihi-o-Manono kia haere mai hei tohi i a Tūhuruhuru (JPS 1928:269). / When Tūhuruhuru, the child of Tinirau, was born, Kae was asked to come from Tihi-o-Manono to perform the baptismal rite over Tūhuruhuru.


3. (verb) (-a) to perform ceremonies success in battle.

Ka heke atu rāua ki te wairere, ka tohia e Te Aotaki a Tū-whakairi-ora (JPS 1911:20). / They descended together to the running stream, and Te Aotaki performed the tohi rite over Tū-whakairi-ora.


4. (verb) (-a) to boil with hot stones.


5. (noun) dedication rite, baptism rite, child dedication ritual - a ritual ceremony over a child in flowing water while petitioning the atua to endow the child with the desired mental and physical qualities. The child was dedicated to the particular atua by immersion in the water or by sprinkling it with water from a branch dipped in the stream.

Nā Te Toiroa tonu i tūā, ka tohia ki te tohi a Tūmatauenga, te atua o te riri, o te tangata hoki (TTR 1990:216). / Te Toiroa performed the naming ceremony over him, dedicating him to Tūmatauenga, atua of war and of humankind.


6. (noun) vessel in which cooking was done by placing heated stones in the water.


ahi whakaene Play

1. (noun) fire for mākutu rites - rites performed by a tohunga to destroy a person by slaying the āhua or semblance of a person causing death.

Ka tahuna te ahi whakaene, ka karakia te tohunga, ka hoatu te taio makawe (W 1971:27). / The mākutu fire was lit, the tohunga performed ritual chants, and a lock of hair was thrown in.


whakapurenga Play

1. (noun) carrying out the pure rite, ritual of purification.

Hai wetewete atu i ngā taumahatanga o te pakanga i runga i a ia e rua kē ana whakapurenga i a ia (TTR 2000:10). / Two separate rituals of purification were performed over him to release the effects of warfare on him.


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