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rānō

1. (particle) right to, as far as, since long ago - used with time expressions and emphasises the extent of the time interval involved. A variation of rā anō.

E ai ki te kōrero, mai rānō i te taenga mai o te waka o Mātaatua ki Aotearoa, kātahi anō ētahi o ngā iwi o Mātaatua ka hui ngātahi (TTR 2000:232). / This was said to be the first time that the various Mātaatua peoples had met together since the original arrival of the Mātaatua canoe in New Zealand.

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Synonyms: rawa, rā anō


2. (particle) right from, all the way, finally, actually, really, even - used for emphasis or as an intensifier. A variation of rā anō.

He maha ngā tāngata kua mate, engari e kore e mōhiotia wawetia tō rātou kaute, kia oti rānō te huke te paru (TP 9/1911:8). / Many people have died, but it won't be known immediately how many, not until clearing the mud has finally been completed.

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Synonyms: mai rā anō, mai rānō, katoa, rawa, i neki, inā, tonu, ata, , rā pea, mārie, mārika, mārire, ia rā, tino, rā anō, koia, koia, tinana, koa

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