nga‘uru

nga‘uru, n.

1. Ten, tenth.

E ‘aere koe e kimi ‘ē ta‘i nga‘uru ‘akari.
Go and look for ten ripe coconuts;

‘Ē‘ia nga‘uru ā‘au ‘ānani i ‘a‘ao ei? ‘Ē varu.
How many tens of (i.e. reckoning in tens) oranges did you put in? Eighty (eight(tens));

E ‘a‘ao koe ‘okota‘i nga‘uru mā rima moko taro ki roto i te kīkau.
Put fifteen taro tops (shoots for propagation) into the basket;

Kua ‘aere au ki Nūtirēni i te mata‘iti ‘okota‘i tauatini, ‘ē iva ‘ānere, ‘ē rima nga‘uru mā ‘itu.
I went to New Zealand in 1957;

Ko te nga‘uru tēia i tāku pi‘a ‘ānani i ‘ao‘ao ei.
This is the tenth crate of oranges that I have packed;

ngā ture ‘ē ta‘i nga‘uru.
the Ten Commandments.

2. The ten (of a card suit).

‘E nga‘uru taimana tāna kapi pere ‘openga.
His last card was the ten of diamonds;

‘E pea nga‘uru tōku.
I’ve got a pair of tens.

3. (Bib.). Tithe.

No te popo e no te ngauru,
for the first fruits and for the tithes (Neh. 12.44);

ta kotou au atinga ra, e ta kotou ngauruanga,
your sacrifices and your tithes (Deut. 12.6). [Pn. *ha„afulu.]

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