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1. (verb) (-a) to put into, gather into, place into.
Ka marū ngā manu ka raua ki roto i te tahā hue, ki roto rānei i te pātua tōtara (TWK 32:10). / When the birds were cooked they were put into gourd calabashes, or into tōtara bark food receptacles.
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2. (verb) (-a) to catch (with a net).
Kua riro a Koro ki te rau inanga (W 1971:328). / Koro has gone to catch whitebait.
1. (noun) leaf, frond, plume, spray, feather.
Ko te mate anake o te tohetaka ka horoia te mamae he uaua ka mākerekere mai ngā rau tohetaka nō te mea he tino piri kē ki te mamae (HP 1991:24). / The only problem with the dandelion, which reduces the pain, is that it's difficult to remove the dandelion leaves because they really stick to the wound.
2. (noun) blade of a weapon.
Ko te rangatira kaitaotao i te taha mauī o te matua e whakakapakapa ana i te rau o tana mere (TWMNT 27/6/1876:149). / A chief on the left of the column was flourishing the blade of his greenstone mere.
3. (noun) beat, rhythm (of a poi).
I te rekanga pea o te poi ki ngā kanohi o te Tiuka, ka haere tonu tana waewae i runga i te rau o te poi (TP 1/8/1901:6). / Perhaps because of how melodious the the poi dance was in the eyes of the Duke, his foot went on the beat of the poi.
taumata rau Play
1. (modifier) remarkable, extraordinary, notable, outstanding - of people.
Ko ia tētahi o ngā tamariki o te whānau taumata rau i puta i ngā wāhine Māori tokoono a Tāme Poto (TTR 1994:83). / He was one of the children of a remarkable family resulting from the six Māori wives of Thomas Halbert.
Rau, Kereopa Te Play
1. (personal name) (?-1872) Ngāti Rangiwewehi; warrior and Pai Mārire leader who was hanged for his part in killing Volkner as revenge for the massacre at Rangiaowhia by government forces.
kūmara rau nui Play
1. gumdiggers' soap, golden Tainui, kūmarahou, Pomaderris kumeraho - a native shrub with alternating, blue-green leaves on top and undersides pale with protruding veins. Flowers are creamy yellow in large, fluffy clusters. The whole plant is covered in a soft mat of hair. Found north of Bay of Plenty and Kāwhia.
See also kūmarahou
rau o te patu Play
1. war, violence, fighting, hostilities, warfare, conquest.
Ko te kupu a te rangatira te ture o tōna iwi. Ko ia hei whakaara i te rau o te patu, ko ia hei hohou i te rongo (TTT 1/5/1922:7). / The word of the chief was the law of his kinship group. He could instigate war and he could make peace.
tapawhā rite-rau Play
1. (noun) polyomino.
He āhua ahu-2 te tapawhā rite-rau ka hangaia ki ētahi tapawhā rite. He ōrite te rahi o ngā tapawhā rite, ā, e hono ana ngā tapa. Mēnā e rua ngā tapawhā rite hei hanga i te āhua, ka tapaina ko te tapawhā rite-rua. Arā anō ngā momo tapawhā rite-rau, ko te tapawhā rite-toru, ko te tapawhā rite-whā, haere ake nei, haere ake nei (TRP 2010:260). / A polyomino is a 2-dimensional shape made from squares. The squares are all the same size, and are joined at the edges. If there are two squares in the shape it is called a domino (tapawhā rite-rua), if there are three it is called a tromino (tapawhā rite-toru), if there are four squares it is called a tetromino (tapawhā rite-whā), and so on.