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ringa rehe Play

1. (modifier) skilled, skilful, accomplished, practiced, competent, proficient - especially in crafts. Sometimes written as one word, ringarehe.

Kātahi ka whakaritea anō he wahine māna, arā, ka whakamoea ia ki a Te Urikore (ko Te Taupoki tētahi o ōna īngoa), he wahine whānui nei tōna mōhio ki ngā tikanga me ngā kōrero tuku iho a Ngāi Tūhoe – me te aha – he wahine ringa rehe ki ngā mahi toi o te raranga me te whatu (TTR 1998:196). / Then another wife was arranged for him and he married Te Urikore (otherwise known as Te Taupoki), a woman with extensive knowledge of Tūhoe customs and history and a woman who was skilled in the arts of platting and weaving.

See also rehe


Synonyms: waewae kai pakiaka, tareka, kei a [koe] mō te ..., toa, Kei a ... mō te ..., riwha, taea


2. (noun) expert, deft hand, craftsperson, dab hand, professional.

Kātuarehe: He wā anō whakamahia ai tēnei kupu hei whakaahua i te tangata, ā, e tohu ana he nui ōna pūmanawa, he ringarehe rānei, he tangata rānei kua puta tōna rongo (HKK 1999:30). / Kātuarehe: At other times this word is used to show what a person is like, and to indicate that she has many talents, or skills, or is a person who has become famous.


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