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rapa Play

1. (verb) to flash (as of lightning).

Ka tangi te whaitiri, ka rapa te uira (M 2004:180). / The thunder clapped and the lightning flashed.


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2. (verb) to be spread out, extended.

Otirā mā te maumahara ki te whakataukī a ō tātou tūpuna, 'Mā tini, mā mano ka rapa te whai', e māmā ai, e tere ai te tutuki o tēnei take nui whakaharahara (TTT 1/7/1931:7). / But by remembering the saying of our ancestors, 'By large numbers will the chase be spread out' meaning that this important matter will be completed more easily and faster by large numbers of cooperating workers.


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3. (adjective) be wide, flat, webbed.


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4. (noun) sheet lightning.


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5. (noun) blade (of a paddle, etc.), anything broad and flat.

Ka whitia e ia te rapa o tōna taiaha ki runga; ka ruia ngā awe, ka pūaha (JPS 1911:22). / He turned the blade of his taiaha upwards, and shook its tuft of dog's hair so that it opened out.


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6. (noun) stern-post (of a canoe).

Nā, ka mahia te waka, koirā ngā toki i tāraia ai te waka, ā ka oti te tārai te haumi, te kei, te ihu, ngā rauawa; ka oti ngā taumanu, te tauihu, te rapa me te kāraho, te puneke, te ihu, te utuutu-matua, te whakarei o te kei, ngā mea katoa mō te waka taua, ngā kōrewa, ngā tā wai, ngā hoe, ngā whiti, ngā tokotū, ngā huapae, ngā rā, ngā taura, ngā punga e rua, whakawhenua, ngā punga kōrewa, ngā toko waka, ngā hoe whakaara o te ihu, ngā hoe whakatere o te kei (JPS 1922:23). / The canoe was then adzed out, hewn with those adzes. The piece to lengthen the hull was hewn out, the stern, the bow, the topstrakes; finished were the thwarts, the prow piece, the stern attachment, the decking, the fore end, the utuutumatua, the carved work of the stern, and all things pertaining to a war canoe. These included the outriggers, the balers, the paddles, the crosspieces and masts, the fore and aft beams of the outrigger frame, the sails, the cordage, the two anchors, ground and sea, the punt poles, and the steering oars of the prow and stern.


rapa Play

1. (verb) to stick, adhere, cling to, stick to.

I kōrero a Tomoana e kore ia e kaha ki te haina ki taua pitihana i runga i ngā kupu e rapa ana i runga tonu o taua pitihana (TTT 1/2/1930:1985). / Tomoana said that he would never be able to sign that petition given the words that were involved.


2. (verb) to be entangled.

Kātahi ka karakia puku a Kupe kia rapa te punga o tō rāua waka ki raro kia kaua e taea (JPS 1957:218). / Then Kupe recited karakia secretly that the anchor of their canoe should become entangled down below and be impossible to pull up.


3. (adjective) be awkward, unskillful, inexpert, inept, useless.

He rapa aku tungāne ki te kanikani (HJ 2015:90). / My brothers are useless at dancing.


4. (modifier) matted, tangled, twisted, cross-grained.

He rākau rapa tēnei, he uaua te tārai nā te whīwhiwhi o te kakano (RTA 2014:147). / This timber is cross-grained and it's difficult to fashion because the grain is tangled.


rapa Play

1. (loan) (noun) rubber, rubber hose.


rapa Play

1. (verb) (-a,-ia) to seek, look for.

I whakapaua te kaha o ngā tāngata ki te rapa i tēnei tamaiti o ngā hapū o Ruātoki (TTT 1/12/1924:147). / The people searched energetically for this child of the hapū of Ruātoki.


ngongo rapa Play

1. (loan) (noun) rubber tube.


pepe mā Play

1. (noun) white butterfly,cabbage white, Pieris rapae - introduced from Europe and North America about 1930 and found throughout the country. Caterpillars eat cabbage, turnip, cauliflower and nasturtium.


keha Play

1. (verb) to be foul-smelling, smelly, nauseating.

Ki te kore e āta horoia ngā niho me ngā pae, tērā pea ka pā he mate ki ngā pae - ka pupuhi, ka wherowhero, ka mamae, ā, ka keha anō te hā (HJ 2012:262). / If the teeth and gums aren't cleaned properly, problems might occur with the gums - they'll swell, become red and painful, and the breath will be foul-smelling.


2. (noun) flea - tiny, jumping, wingless, blood-sucking insects which look as though they have been flattened sideways.

He rite tonu te rakuraku a te kurī i te kaikainga e te keha. / The dog is continually scratching because of the biting by the fleas.

See also puruhi


3. (noun) ulcer, sore.

He mea kōmekemeke ngā rau hei tākai mō ngā keha, mō te mate paipai hoki (Te Ara 2011). / Leaves were pounded and applied as a poultice for ulcers and venereal disease.


4. (noun) turnip, Brassica rapa, turnip-like plants.

Nui rawa atu te tupu o tērā keha, o te pīti ki Niu Tireni nei (MM 22/9/1853:2). / That turnip-like plant, the beetroot grows very well in New Zealand.


pōhata Play

1. (noun) wild turnip, Brassica rapa.

Ko ā rātou kai he aruhe, he pōhata, he kūmara, he kāuru, he taro, he hue (TW 15/6/1878:306). / Their food was fern root, wild turnips, kūmara, edible stems of the cabbage tree, taro and gourd.


kotami Play

1. (noun) wild turnip, Brassica rapa.

I te taenga o Kāpene Kuki ki Aotearoa i te tau 1769, ka hoatu (hoko rānei) e ia he kāpeti, he kotami, he rīwai ki a Ngāti Porou ki Ūawa (Te Ara 2016). / When James Cook arrived in New Zealand in 1769 he gave (or traded) cabbage, turnips and potatoes to Ngāti Porou in Tolaga Bay.

See also pōhata


Heuheu Tūkino II, Mananui Te Play

1. (personal name) (?-1846) Ngāti Tūwharetoa; ariki and warrior who succeeded Herea and became an important leader of his time. He died in a landslide that engulfed Te Rapa, the village where he lived. In this illustration by George Angus, Mananui is seated in front of his younger brother, Iwikau.


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