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1. (verb) to fight fiercely, battle.

Hei ētahi wā, ka noho ko ngā wāhine hei whakaohooho i ngā wairua o ngā tāne kia pukā, kia nguha, kia whawhai mō te whenua, mō tētahi atu take rānei (Te Ara 2012). / Sometimes women exhorted men to act, to fight fiercely and to fight for land, or for some other cause.


Synonyms: kakaritanga, kakari, kawe a riri, riri, kekeritanga, pakanga, tatauranga, matawhāura, parekura, putakari, riringa


2. (modifier) crushed, shredded.


3. (noun) rage, fury.

I muri o te wehenga, ka tipu te riri, te nguha, te patu, te whakamate, me te mate i waenganui i te tokoono nei (H 1992:20). / After the separation anger, rage, beating, killing and death developed amongst these six.


4. (noun) war.

I haere te iwi Māori ki ngā nguha katoa o Aotearoa, huri taiāwhio i te ao (Te Ara 2016). / The Māori people went to all the wars of New Zealand, around the world.


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