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whakaangi Play

1. (verb) to float, move easily, move freely, sail along.

Ka ū rawa ngā matikuku me te ngutu o te īkara rā ki tāna kai, kātahi ka hikitia ake ka whakaangi haere i runga ake o te whenua, e toru, e whā putu te mataratanga ake (TWMNT 6/10/1874:258). / With the claws and beak of that eagle firmly fixed on its food, it then raised her up and sailed along at three to four feet above the earth.


2. (verb) to fall through the air, hurl oneself.

Nā, ka mutu tana waiata, kātahi ia ka whakaangi i taua toka nei ki te whakamōtī i a ia (NM 1928:198). / Then, when she had finished her song, she hurled herself off that rock to destroy herself.


3. (modifier) step relationship - e.g. matua whakaangi, stepfather. Tamaiti whakaangi is also used for 'nephew' or 'niece'.

I kōrerotia atu anō e tō mātou pāpā ki a ia kua kōhurutia e ia tō mātou whaea whakaangi (HTK 3/3/1894:3). / Our father had actually told him that he had murdered our stepmother.

See also tamaiti whakaangi, tamāhine whakaangi, pāpā whakaangi, tama whakaangi, matua whakaangi, whaea whakaangi, tamariki whakaangi


4. (noun) stepchild.

Koirā te tamaiti whakaangi, ko ngā tamariki nā te wahine, engari ka heria mai ka uru ki roto ki te whānau, he whakaangi ērā (Milroy 2015). / That's what a stepchild is, the children of the wife but ones she has brought into the family, those are stepchildren.


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