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ngā Play

1. (verb) to take breath, breathe.

Tukua kia ngā tōku manawa (W 1971:225). / Let me take breath.


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2. (noun) breath.


-nga Play

1. (particle) A suffix used to make verbs into nouns sometimes called derived nouns. Commonly used with verbs that do not take a direct object and take the passive ending -a and -na, statives and adjectives. These nouns usually mean the place or the time of the verb's action.

Kei konei tō moenga. / Your bed is here.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 88-89, 123-124;)


2. (particle) A passive ending used with only a few verbs ending in -ai.

Kainga ā kōrua kai, e hine mā. / Eat your food, girls.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 65-67, 84-85;)


ngā Play

1. (particle) (determiner) the - plural of te.

Homai ngā pereti. / Pass the plates, please.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 13-14, 44;)


[ngā] piki me [ngā] heke Play

1. ups and downs, come what may, triumphs and setbacks, successes and failures.

Ahakoa pā iho te aha ki a Rēweti, pā iho anō hoki ki a Keita, arā, te pāpouri, te harakoakoa, tae atu ki ngā piki me ngā heke o ōna rā (TTR 1996:69). / No matter what affected Rēweti, it also affected Keita, that is the sorrows and joys, and the triumphs and setbacks.


Ngā Whakapapa Play

1. Chronicles - name of two of the books of the Old Testament.


Ngā Iwi Play

1. (noun) a tribe that once lived in the Auckland area but was replaced by later groups. They then moved further south to northern Waikato.


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


ngā ... nā Play

1. (particle) those (near you) - alternative form of ēnā.

Nā Rīhari ngā kai i hari mai. / Richard brought that food.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 44;)


ngā ... nei Play

1. (particle) these (near me) - alternative form of ēnei.

Tīkina mai ngā tūru nei. / Come and get these chairs.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 44;)


Ngā Pātari Play

1. (personal noun) Magellanic Clouds - two diffuse luminous patches in the southern sky, now known to be small irregular galaxies that are closest to our own.

I tētahi pō ka titiro ia ki te pō tū i waho i Te Omanga e tāruru ana, ki Te Ika-o-te-rangi me Ngā Pātari, ki te tae pūkohu tataiore e taipua ana i ngā maunga (JPS 1911:17). / One night he looked at the clouds beyond Te Omanga, resting close and compact, at the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds, at the flakes of mist running together and settling in masses on the mountains.

See also Whakaruruhau, Te


Ngā Puhi Play

1. (personal noun) tribal group of much of Northland - sometime written as one word, i.e. Ngāpuhi.

I muri iho ko Te Tōtara ka mate i a Ngā Puhi (JPS 1946:28). / Just after that Te Tōtara pā was destroyed by the Ngā Puhi.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 42;)

See also Ngāpuhi


ngā ... rā Play

1. (particle) those (away from the speaker and listener) - alternative form of ērā.

Nō te Pirimia ngā motokā . / Those cars over there belong to the Prime Minister.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 44;)


Ngā Rauru Play

1. (personal noun) tribal group of the Waitōtara-Whanganui area.

Ko ngā kupu o te waiata, ko ngā whakamārama hoki he mea kohikohi mai e ia i ngā iwi o te rohe o Taranaki, i a Ngā Rauru, i a Ngāti Ruanui (M 2006:418). / He collected the words of the song and the explanations from the tribes of the Taranaki district, from the Ngā Rauru and Ngāti Ruanui tribes.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 89;)


Ngā Waiata Play

1. Psalms - a book in the Old Testament.


Ngā Ānahera Play

1. (loan) (location) Los Angeles - a city on the Pacific coast of California and the second largest city in the US.


ngā mihi Play

1. acknowledgements.


Kaitiaki o Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua, Ngā Play

1. New Zealand Film Archive.


Whakapuakitanga o te Rūnanga Whakakotahi i ngā Iwi o te Ao mō ngā Tika o ngā Iwi Taketake Play

1. United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


Ngā Aho Whakaari Play

1. Māori in Film, Video and Television Inc. - the national body for Māori working in film, video and television in Aotearoa/New Zealand.


tī ngā taringa Play

1. (verb) to make a ringing noise in the ears.

Kua tī ngā taringa o Ngā Puhi ki ngā kupu mō Heke (TK 2/6/1845:21). / Ngā Puhi's ears are ringing with the statements about Heke.


2. (noun) ringing noise in the ears, tinnitus, tingle.


Ngā Puna Waihanga Play

1. Māori artists and writers organisation.


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