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ata Play

1. (noun) morning.

E rua ngā whakatētētanga i te rā. Kotahi i te ata, kotahi i te ahiahi (HP 1991:25). / There were two mikings per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.


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2. (noun) form, shape, semblance.

Ko te ata, ko te āhua hoki o ngā taonga i riro i a rātou, ko te hei, ko ngā whakakai i mahue tonu iho (NM 1928:153). / They took the shapes and forms of the treasures, but the actual neck and ear ornaments were left behind.


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3. (noun) reflected image, reflection.

Ka kite ia i te ata tangata i roto i te wai (W 1971:18). / She saw a man's reflection in the water.


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4. (noun) shadow (of a human).

He tangata mana, he tangata mākutu a Kīkī...Ka whiti te rā, e kore hoki e haere a Kīkī i te wāhi noa, kei haere tōna ata ki muri, kei tapu (NM 1928:145). / Kīkī was a person of mana and a man who practised mākutu...When the sun shone, Kīkī would never walk about anywhere lest his shadow move behind and the ground become tapu.


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5. (noun) icon, computer icon.


ata Play

1. (interjection) eh! really! heck!- an exclamation of surprise sometimes implying that the speaker does not support the observation, idea or suggestion that he/she has just heard.

Kua mutu taku haere ki te pāpara kāuta. Ata! Tō pai kē! / I've stopped going to the pub. Really! You're good.


āta Play

1. (modifier) gently, slowly, carefully, clearly, deliberately, purposefully, intentionally, openly, thoroughly, cautiously, intently, quite - stands before verbs to indicate care, deliberation or thoroughness in carrying out the activity.

Kia āta haere! / Go slowly!
Ka ngangautia e ia kia ngāwari, kia pakupaku, ka āta whakapiritia ki te mamae, hāware katoa atu nō te mea he pai tonu hoki te hāware mō te whakaora (HP 1991:23). / She chewed it until it was soft and small and carefully applied it to the sore part. It had saliva throughout because saliva is quite good for healing.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 42;)


āta Play

1. (loan) (noun) altar.

Ā ka puta mai ki a ia tētahi anahera a te Ariki e tū ana i te taha matau o te āta whakakakara (PT Ruka 1:11). / And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.


atā Play

1. (interjection) how horrible! bugger it! - an expression of disgust.

Ka mea atu au ki te heramana, "Atā, kua neke kē te tima!" (HP 1991:224). / I said to the sailor, "What a bloody nuisance! The ship has moved away!"


Āta Play

1. (loan) (personal name) Arthur.

Ā ko Kīngi Āta te Kīngi o ngā Piritiana te tangata i whawhai ki aua kīngi katoa, i te mea koia te kīngi o te tangata whenua, ā i Wēra te kāinga ōna, o Āta rātou ko tōna iwi e noho ai... (TW 22/6/1878:313/5) / The king of the Britons was King Arthur, a man who fought all those kings, because he was the king of the native people, and Wales was to be the home for Arthur and his people to live in.


ata mariko Play

1. (noun) special effect.

He ataata waihanga ngā ata mariko ka whakaurua ki roto i tētahi kiriata hei whakaatu i tētahi āhuatanga, ānō nei he tūturu. Hei tauira, ko te ekenga a Pai ki runga i te tohorā i roto i te kiriata Te Kaieke Tohorā (RMR 2017). / Special effects are visuals which are crafted and put into a film or video to show something as if it is real. For example, when Pai rides on the whale in the film 'Whale Rider' (RMR 2017).


ata māhina Play

1. (noun) moonlight.

Whanake te ata māhina ka tae te kuia nei (JPS 1926:96). / When the moon rose this elderly woman arrived.


āta koia Play

1. (interjection) well! you don't say! really! indeed! - an idiom expressing surprise or amazement.


(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 43;)


ata mārie Play

1. good morning!.


ata pūao Play

1. (noun) early dawn, first light.

I te ata pūao ka whakaara atu a Taewha i a Māhu, “E ara! Haere tāua.” (JPS 1926:99). / At first light Taewha woke Māhu, “Get up! Let's go.”


Pōta Āta Play

1. (loan) (location) Port Arthur.

Kei te tukua e Rūhia ōna hōia 1,500 ki Pōta Āta (i Taina) (TJ 12/7/1898:6). / Russia has sent 1,500 soldiers to Port Arthur in China.


ata hāparapara Play

1. (noun) dawn.

Ko te kātoitoi moata i te ata hāparapara, māna te noke tuatahi (TPH 30/6/1901:4). / The New Zealand robin that is early in the dawn, it will have the first worm. (A whakatauākī urging early attendance in order to gain the advantage. Similar to the English: The early bird catches the worm.)


ata pō Play

1. (noun) before dawn.

I te ata pō ka mānu te poti whakaora otirā i te nui o te ngaru kāhore i tata atu, heoi ka mānu noa iho me te karanga mai anō ngā tāngata o te kaipuke kia tīkina atu rātou, ka tata rātou te mate (TP 11/1905:8). / Before dawn the lifeboat was launched but because the waves were so big they couldn't approach it so they held off while the people on the ship called to be rescued as they were about to die.


ata pongipongi Play

1. (noun) dawn, daybreak.

Hei te ata pongipongi rātou ka haere ki te hī ika. / They will go fishing at dawn.


ata hāpara Play

1. (noun) dawn.

Ko te kī taurangitanga tēnā a Te Rauparaha, arā, ka patua e ia a Mua-ūpoko mai i te ata hāpara ā tae noa ki te pōrehurehu (TTR 1990:299). / That was Te Rauparaha's vow, that is he would kill Mua-ūpoko from dawn until dusk.


Ngāti Te Ata Play

1. (personal noun) tribal group of the southern and western shores of the Manukau Harbour.


(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 117;)


aroturuki ā-ata Play

1. (noun) video monitor.

Ko tētahi tauira o te aroturuki ā-ata i te ao whakaari, ko te kapo a te pū whakaahua i ngā nekeneke katoa o te atamira me te tuku anō ki tētahi mata tāhiko hei tirotiro mā te ringatohu (RMR 2017). / An example of video monitoring in the drama world is the capturing by camera of all the movements of the stage and their transmission to an electronic screen for the director to look at.


tēnā koutou i tēnei ata Play

1. good morning - said to three or more people.


tēnā koe i tēnei ata Play

1. good morning - said to one person.


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