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rahi Play

1. (verb) to be large, big, numerous, great, plentiful.

Ka rahi haere te tāone o Ākarana ka uru atu ia ki ngā whakahaere (TTR 1990:210). / As the town of Auckland expanded he became involved in its affairs.


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2. (modifier) big, large.

Nā te kaha nui o te ngākau whakapuke, me te ihupiro ki ngā mahi kaute tētahi wāhi rahi tonu o aua mate (TTR 1996:104). / A big part of those problems was due to excessive enthusiasm and to inexperience in accounting.


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3. (noun) size, greatness.

Ka mea atu ētahi, “E Kupe! Pēnei pea te rahi me Hawaiki nei? Me Rarotonga, me Rangi-ātea me ērā atu motu?” (JPS 1914:191). / Others asked, “O Kupe! Is the size of the land the same as Hawaiki? Like Rarotonga and Rangi-ātea and the other islands?”


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4. (noun) importance, important person, important people.

He tangata atawhai nui ia ki te tāpae kai ki ngā tāngata katoa me ka tae ki tōna kāinga; e kore rawa hoki e tukua e ia te tira manuhiri kia haere ana, āpānoa kia takoto he hākari māna ki ia tangata ki ia tangata o rātou, te iti me te rahi (TWMNT 21/4/1874:95). / He was a generous person who provided food to everybody if they visited his village; he would never ever let a party of visitors leave until he had laid out a feast for each person, whether of lowly status or of importance.


manawa rahi Play

1. (modifier) steadfast, stout-hearted, tolerant, patient, unwavering, resolute, persistent, committed, dedicated, unswerving, staunch, dogged, tolerant.

He ika manawa rahi te tuna. Ka rere tawhiti pāmamao ki te whakaputa uri māna. Ka mahue te noho mai ki te wai tata o Aotearoa nei (HJ 2017:69). / The eel is a stout-hearted fish. It travels to far off places to spawn. It does not remain in the coastal waters of Aotearoa/New Zealand.


ōrite te rahi Play

1. (adjective) equivalent in size.

He ōrite te rahi o ēnei āhua e rua, arā, te horahanga, engari he rerekē te āhua (TRP 2010:183). / These two shapes are equivalent in size, that is the area, but are different in shape.


Tawhiti-rahi Play

1. (location) northernmost of the two main islands of Poor Knights Islands.


kapu parahua rahi Play

1. (noun) inflated cushion star, Stegnaster inflatus - a rare species of echinoderm, similar to the common cushion star, but larger, thicker, arched in the middle and more brilliantly coloured buff, orange, orange-vermilion, purple or greyish-green. Found from Hauraki Gulf to Timaru.


kī-o-rahi Play

1. (noun) a traditional ball game - played with a small round flax ball called a . Two teams of seven players, kaioma and taniwha, play on a circular field divided into zones, and score points by touching the pou (boundary markers) and hitting a central tupu, or target. The game is played with varying rules(e.g. number of people, size of field, tag ripping rules, etc.) depending on the geographic area it is played in. It is played for 4 quarters or 2 halves of a set time, teams alternate roles of kīoma and taniwha at 1/2 or 1/4 time.


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