Found 1 result matching "ngārahu"
1. (noun) ember, cinder.
Kāore anō nei i weto ngā ngārahu o te ahi i mura ai i ngā wā kua pahure (TTT 1/2/1924:11). / The embers of the fire that blazed in past times had not yet been extinguished.
2. (noun) charcoal.
I pania te kanohi ki te ngārahu, ki te kōkōwai rānei (M 2004:62). / The face was smeared with charcoal or red ochre. See also ngārehu, ngārehu.
3. (stative) be sooty-black.
4. (noun) leader, commander, military leader. See also kaingārahu.
5. (noun) military parade.
Nō te 10 o ngā rā o tēnei marama o Hūrae i tae mai te waea i Rānana e kī ana i tū tētahi ngārahu nui i te aroaro o te Kuīni e rima tekau mā waru mano o ngā hōia i tūria i taua ngārahu o te rongomau (KO 18/7/1887:3). / On the 10th of this month of July the telegraph message arrived from London saying that a military parade was held before the Queen and 58,000 soldiers stood at that peace parade.
6. (noun) war dance - a type of haka in which the men are armed and jump up and down. Performed by the war party before going into battle, in front of elders and experienced warriors who judged by their performance whether they were ready to go into battle. Also called tūtū ngārehu, tūtū waewae and whakatū waewae.
Ko ngā Māori i whakaritea hei hunga pupuhi i hui tahanga kau ki tētahi wāhi o te tāone, kei ngā tikihope anake te kahu, ā tūria ana te ngārahu ki reira (TWMNT 13/2/1877:28). / The Māori who were organised to take part in the firing assembled at place in the town without clothing except round the loins, and performed the war dance there. See also tūtū ngārahu, tū waewae, tūtū waewae, whakatū waewae, ngārehu.