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anga

1. (verb) to face, move (in a certain direction), facing, pointed at.

Kāore i roa kua tae mai a Mōkena i te kaitiaki tatau i te mataku rā hoki i te waha o te pītara e anga atu ana ki a ia (TKO 6/1915:7). / It wasn't long before Morgan reached the doorman who was intimidated by the barrel of the pistol pointed at him.

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2. (verb) to turn to, set about - followed by ki or ka.

Ka whāngainga ki te rau kōrari, nāwai ā, ka hurihia te wira e te ringa tangata, ka anga ka rakuraku ngā tara o taua mira, mea rawa ake, kua puta mai te muka i tua i ngā niho o taua mea (MM.TKM 31/1/1857:10). / It was fed with some flax leaves, and after a time when the wheel was turned by hand, the teeth of the mill began to scrape the flax, and soon the dressed flax was produced by the teeth.

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Synonyms: kohuki, tahuri


3. (noun) skeleton, shell, husk, hard outer covering, aspect.

Ko te kaupapa o te haere ko te kohi tote, me te kohi anga mātaitai pērā i te tupa (HM 2/2009:10). / The purpose of the trip was to gather salt and sea shells such as the scallop.

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Synonyms: angaanga, kota, tīwarawara, kōwhaki, kotakota


4. (noun) structure, framework, organisation.

He tuapa whakakatakata, whakakoakoa tana heri haere i a tātou i roto i ngā kōrero tuku iho ā-waha, i te whanaungatanga me te anga pāpori o tēnā, o tēnā ngare nui o ngā moutere o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa (TTR 1996:15). / It was a witty and light-hearted romp through the oral traditions, ethnology and social organisation of each of the major Pacific Island groups.

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Synonyms: whakahaerenga, rōpū, tōpūtanga, whakahaere

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