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rua Play

1. (noun) hole, pit, burrow, den, chasm, grave, mine, crater.

He rua ō ngā pōkiha, he kōhanga ō ngā manu o te rangi (HKW 6/1899:10). / Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests.


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2. (noun) storage pit.

Tērā i mua tata atu kua tae tētehi tangata ki te tāhae kūmara i te rua kūmara a Mahanga. I te haerenga o Hotu-nui ka takahia e ia ngā tapuwae o tērā, ā, nō te ata ka tirohia i ngā takahanga, ka kīia nā Hotu-nui te tāhaetanga i ngā kūmara (NIT 1995:105). / Shortly before, someone had been to steal kūmara from Māhanga's kūmara storage pit. Hotu-nui had trodden in the footsteps of the thief, and in the morning when the footprints were examined it was said that Hotu-nui had stolen the kūmara.


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3. (noun) abyss - place where the heavenly bodies disappear to before reappearing again.

Te tōnga o te rā, te rerenga ki te rua (G 1853:168). / When the sun sets it travels to the abyss.


rua Play

1. (numeral) two, both, 2.

E rua ngā kōti tēnehi, me tētahi wāhi purei hōkī, otirā he wāhi motuhake mō ngā tini tākaro a ngā tamariki (TTT 1/12/1930:2201). / There were two tennis courts and a place to play hockey, indeed a special place for the many children's games.

See also tuarua


2. (numeral) two, 2 - as in counting out things, in which case each number is preceded by ka.

Ka tīmata te tatau, "Ka tahi, ka rua, ka toru, ka whā, ka rima, ka ono, ka whitu, ka waru, ka iwa." (NM 1928:359). / She began counting them, "One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine."


3. (numeral) secondly - when preceded by ka.

Tono rawa ia kia whakaaetia te wahine kia pōti ka tahi; ka rua, i tono hoki ia kia tū hoki he mema wāhine ki roto i te Pāremata Māori (TTR 1994:54). / She requested not only that women be given the vote, but that they be eligible to sit as women members in the Māori parliament.


4. (numeral) second (when preceded by te).

Ka pau te kotahi me te rua o ngā tau, kei te ngaro tonu a Hirini (TTR 1994:205). / The first and second years passed and Hirini was still absent.


e rua, e rua Play

1. both, both of them, both of you, just the same, tarred with the same brush, two of a kind - an idiom to suggest that something applies to both people, both things or that two people or things have something in common.

Kei hea ōna mātua? E rua, e rua, kua pāngia e te rewharewha. / Where are her parents? Both of them have caught the flu.


karanga rua Play

1. (noun) someone related through two different lines, standing in a double relationship.

Ko ōna mātua ko Hore rāua ko Kahurimu. Hei irāmutu a ia mā Te Rauangaanga, arā, ka noho karanga rua ai rāua ko Pōtatau Te Wherowhero (TTR 1990:70). / His parents were Hore and Kahurimu. He was the nephew of Te Rau-anga-anga and he and Pōtatau Te Wherowhero were related in two ways.

See also karangarua


rua tekau mā rua mita Play

1. (loan) (noun) 22-metre line (rugby).


rua kanapu Play

1. (noun) lightning flashing over mountains - places where lightning is often seen.

He tihi maunga te rua kōhā, te rua kanapu rānei ka kitea te uira e kānapanapa ana (Te Ara 2013). / A rua kōhā, or rua kanapu, was a mountain peak where lightning was seen flashing.


pere rua Play

1. (noun) yacht - two sails.

Kei runga noa atu a Aotearoa mō te tauira pere rua (Te Ara 2012). / New Zealand has world dominance is yacht design.


rua waro Play

1. (noun) coal mine.

Ko tētahi rua waro i roto ngā tāngata e mahi ana, i te pakūtanga i te kaha o te kāhi o roto, kati tonu atu ngā tāngata e 90 ki roto (HTK 5/8/1893:5). / Men were working in a coal mine when it exploded because there was so much gas inside, and the 90 men inside were trapped.


rua kirikiri Play

1. (noun) shingle pit, sand pit, bunker (golf).

Heoi i te mea nā ngā Māori ngā roto, nā rātou anō hoki te rua kirikiri (TTR 1990:227). / However, because Māori owned the lakes, they also owned the shingle pit.


rua kōhā Play

1. (noun) lightning on a mountain top.

He tihi maunga te rua kōhā, te rua kanapu rānei ka kitea te uira e kānapanapa ana (Te Ara 2013). / A rua kōhā or rua kanapu was a mountain peak where lightning was seen flashing.

See also rua kanapu


hiki rua Play

1. (noun) clean and jerk (weightlifting).


rua tāra Play

1. (noun) two dollar coin, $2.

Heoi, kei reira tonu ngā tohu ki te hono o tēnei whenua ki Peretānia, pērā i te pane Kuīni kei runga i ngā tāra me ngā rua tāra (Te Ara 2013). / But there are still signs of this county's link with Britain, such as the Queen’s head on New Zealand dollar and two dollar coins.


rua kōhatu Play

1. (noun) quarry (excavation).

Kei roto kei te rua kōhatu ngā kaimahi e mahi ana, e keri kōhatu ana, e hahau ana i ngā papa kōhatu hei hanga whare (TH 1/12/1860:4). / The labourers were in the quarry working, digging rocks and fashioning the slabs of stone to build houses.


tikanga rua Play

1. (noun) biculturalism.

I whāia nuitia ngā rangatira tikanga rua e pūkenga ana ki te whakatakoto kaupapa ki te ao Pākehā (TTR 1994:180). / Biculturally competent leaders who were skilled in managing the relationships with the Pākehā world were in high demand.


topa rua Play

1. (noun) second five-eighth (rugby).

E rua nei ōna tūranga i te tīma: ko tēraka o te topa rua, topa pū kē rānei (TTR 2000:196). / He had two positions in the team: that of second five-eighth or centre.

See also toparua


arero rua Play

1. (verb) to be two-faced, deceitful, hypocritical.

Waihoki ko ngā rīkona kia tū kaumātua, kaua e arero rua (PT 1Timoti 3:8). / Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued.


2. (adjective) be two-faced, deceitful, hypocritical.

I tētahi tautohetohe i te Whare Pāremata i te tau 1882 mō te Pire Reiti Whenua Māori, ka whiua e ia tana whakapae mō te kāwanatanga, he arero rua, he apu whenua (NZH 2017). / In a debate in Parliament in 1882 on the Native Lands Rating Bill he accused the government of hypocrisy and land-grabbing.


3. (noun) two-faced person, deceitfu lperson, hypocritical person, hypocrite.

Kaua e whakapono ki āna kōrero, he arero rua ia. / Don't believe what she says, she's a hypocrite.


whakawhitiwhiti rua Play

1. (noun) type of foot movement in kapa haka.

Ko te whakawhitiwhiti rua: He rite ki te tūwaewae takahia, engari ka huri hoki te tinana ki mauī ki matau (RMR 2017). / The whakawhitiwhiti rua foot movement: Similar to the tūwaewae takahia foot movement, but the body also turns left and right.


kape rua Play

1. (noun) kōwhaiwhai pattern - sometimes written as one word, i.e. kaperua.

Ko te kape rua rā, ānō he rārangi tukemata kei runga, me te rārangi waha kei raro (PK 2008:210). / That kape rua kōwhaiwhai pattern is like a line of eyebrows along the top and a row of mouths on the bottom.


pāwhiri rua Play

1. (noun) double click.


rua rautau Play

1. (noun) bicentenary.

I meingia ko ia hai kaikōrero mō te iwi Māori i te hui kātipa i Tūranga, hai whakanui ake i ngā rua rautau o te taenga mai o Kāpene Kuki (TTR 2000:182). / He was selected to be spokesman for the Māori people at the official function in Gisborne for the Captain Cook bicentenary celebrations.


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