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arā Play

1. namely, in other words, that is - a conjunction used to introduce an amplification or explanation.

Ka puta mai ngā mokopuna, noho tonu ana ko Huiatahi rāua ko Huihana hei kokoro, hei kuikui rānei, arā hei kaumātua mō te whaitua o Waitomo (TTR 1998:8). / When the grandchildren were born, Huiatahi and Huihana were recognised as the patriarch and matriarch, that is as elders of Waitomo.

See also araka


ara Play

1. (noun) way, path, lane, passageway, track, course, route.

Ko te ara mō taua rori kei a mātou ko tōku iwi e mōhio ana, he ara tika tonu poka tata tonu i te whenua mānia (TWMNT 22/5/1877:132). / I and my tribe know the route for that road and it goes straight through flat land.


2. (noun) line of weaving, layer of toetoe thatch on a roof, etc.


ara Play

1. (interjection) heck, look - an expression of surprise or amazement.

Ka puta mai hoki tōku tupuna, a Tama-nui-ki-te-Rangi, ka kitea ki te ngaro, ki ngā manu, e karamui ana i runga i ngā tāwhaowhao, ka rere mai taua tupuna nei, ka heua ake; ara, he tangata! (NM 1928:7). / And my ancestor, Tama-nui-ki-te-Rangi, appeared and when he saw the blowflies and birds swarming over the driftwood, he rushed over and pulled me up; look what it was, a human!


ara Play

1. (noun) breaking of the waters (childbirth).

Ko te mea tuatahi he whakamamae, tuarua ko te ara ka puta mai, tuatoru ka whakawhānau (W 1071:14). / The first thing to happen are the labour pains, secondly is the breaking of the waters, and thirdly is the birth.


arā Play

1. (interjection) there, yonder, there it is, there they are.

Arā tō tātou pahi. / There is our bus.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 59;)


ara Play

1. (verb) (-hia,-ia,-tia) to rise up, awake, arise.

Nā tētahi nūpepa te kōrero inatata nei kei te ara mai anō te reo Māori (TAH 2:2). / Just recently a newspaper reported that the Māori language is reviving.


ara matua Play

1. (noun) main road, motorway, expressway.


ara nekeneke Play

1. (noun) conveyor belt.


ara pūkaka Play

1. (noun) direct route.

Ka whāia te ara pūkaka e tāua kia tae moata ai ki te hui. / We'll take the direct route so that we'll arrive early at the meeting.


ara rīpeka Play

1. (noun) crossroads.


ara tereina Play

1. (loan) (noun) railway track.


ara tiatia Play

1. (noun) series of pegs - stuck in to assist in climbing a steep ascent.


ara whakatungangi Play

1. (noun) stile (to cross a fence).

Ka tae rātou ki te māra, ka whakawhiti i te taiapa mā te ara whakatungangi. / When they reached the garden they crossed the fence via the stile.


ara autaki Play

1. (noun) detour, diversion, bypass.

Nō te mea kai te kati te huanui ka haere tātau mā te ara autaki (Ng 1993:95). / Because the highway is closed we will have to go by the detour.


ara kūtoro Play

1. (noun)  tunnel for access to the interior of a pā.


ara tātea Play

1. (noun) sperm tube, vas deferens.

He repe taihema toa te pū waitātea, ko tāna mahi he whakaputa waitātea, he tuku atu ki roto i te ara tātea (RP 2009:383). / The seminal vesicle is the male reproductive gland and its purpose is to produce semen which it sends into the sperm tube.


ara hauroki Play

1. (noun) diagonal pathway.


ara āmio Play

1. (noun) athletic track, circuit, circular path.


arā atu Play

1. (particle) and other, there were/are other.

Arā atu anō ngā rangatōpū ā-rohe i pōtitia atu ia ki runga: ko te poari hōhipera o Te Wairoa, ko te poari hiko me te poari wahapū (TTR 1998:12). / There were other local bodies that he was also elected to: the Wairoa Hospital Board, the Electric-power Board and the Harbour Board.


ara iahiko Play

1. (noun) electrical circuit.

Ko te ara iahiko te ara amio e rere ai ngā irahiko, mai i tētahi puna hiko ki tētahi pūrere hiko, ā, ka hoki anō ai ki te puna hiko (RP 2009:168). / An electrical circuit is a pathway which carries electrons from a source of electrical energy to electrical devices and back to the source.


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