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ranea

1. (verb) to be abundant, copious, in full supply.

Nō mātou tonu te whakaaro kia hoatu he karahipi e £25 i te tau hei āwhina: ā, i te mea ka kitea kei te ranea he moni mō tēnei tau ka whakawhānuitia te āwhina kia horapa atu ki ngā minita Māori katoa puta noa i Aotearoa me Te Waipounamu (TTT 1/8/1929:1036). / The idea to provide scholarships of £25 per annum as assistance was our own, and, because it has been found that there is an abundance of funding for this year, the assistance has been extended to include all Māori ministers throughout the North and South Islands.

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Synonyms: ngāhorohoro, mahamaha, maha, makuru, ngahoro, ngerongero, hua, humi, hāwere, rarawe, rari, pukahu, nui, hira, huhua


2. (noun) abundance.

Ka nui te ranea o ngā putiputi o tō kāri whakapaipai. / There is a great profusion of flowers in your beautiful garden.

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Synonyms: kaipukahu, maruru, ngahue, maha, makuru, nui, makurutanga, mahi, hira, huhua, huhuatanga, humi, pukahu, rahinga, tōnuitanga, harahara

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