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Pipiri

1. (personal noun) first lunar month of the Māori year - approximately equivalent to June. Also the stars Hamal and Sharatan in the constellation of Aries visible in the mornings a little earlier in the year than Matariki. Pipiri is also known as Pipirioterangi.

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.
Pipiri: Kua piri ngā mea katoa i te whenua i te mātao, me te tangata (Best 1922:15). / Pipiri: All things on earth cohere owing to the cold; likewise man (Best 1922:15).

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