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Kōpū Play

1. (personal name) Venus as a morning star - the second planet from the sun in the solar system and the brightest celestial object after the sun and moon.

Me takoto te ihu o te waka ki te taha katau o te rā, o te marama, o Kōpū rānei (JPS 1913:181). / The bow of the canoe should be directed to the right side of the sun, the moon, or of Venus.

See also Meremere-tū-ahiahi


2. (personal noun) fifth month of the Māori lunar calendar, approximately equivalent to October.

Ko te putanga mai o Matariki te tohu mō te marama tuatahi, ko ngā ingoa hoki ēnei o ngā marama katoa: Te Tahi o Pipiri, Te Rua o Takurua,Te Toru Here o Pipiri, Te Whā o Mahuru, Te Rima o Kōpū, Te Ono o Whitiānaunau, Te Whitu o Hakihea, Te Waru o Rehua, Te Iwa o Rūhi-te-rangi, Te Ngahuru o Poutū-te-rangi, Te Ngahuru mā tahi, Te Ngahuru mā rua (TP 1/3/1901:6). / The appearance of Pleiades is the sign for the first month and these are the names of all the months: The first is Pipiri, the second is Takurua, the third is Here o Pipiri, the fourth is Mahuru, the fifth is Kōpū, the sixth is Whiti-ānaunau, the seventh is Hakihea, the eighth is Rehua, the ninth is Rūhi-te-rangi, the tenth is Poutūterangi, the eleventh and twelth months.


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