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urungi Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to steer.

Ka riro mā Kahungunu te waka e urungi, ka taupokina e ia te waka i runga i tētahi ngaru nui (Te Ara 2013). / Kahungunu took over the steering of the canoe, and capsized it on a large wave.


2. (noun) rudder, steering paddle, driver, navigator.

I te toru o ngā rā o tō rātou rerenga ka hutia ake i runga i te 'Pinita' ngā kara tohu mate, he mea kua pakaru te urungi o taua kaipuke (TWMNT 9/2/1875:28). / On the third day of their voyage, signals of distress were raised on the 'Pinta' —that the rudder had broken.


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