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Ngā Pātari Play

1. (personal noun) Magellanic Clouds - two diffuse luminous patches in the southern sky, now known to be small irregular galaxies that are closest to our own.

I tētahi pō ka titiro ia ki te pō tū i waho i Te Omanga e tāruru ana, ki Te Ika-o-te-rangi me Ngā Pātari, ki te tae pūkohu tataiore e taipua ana i ngā maunga (JPS 1911:17). / One night he looked at the clouds beyond Te Omanga, resting close and compact, at the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds, at the flakes of mist running together and settling in masses on the mountains.

See also Whakaruruhau, Te


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