tangaroa

tangaroa, n. A phase of the moon, the twenty-second to the twenty-fourth nights.

Ka ‘aere ki te tangaroa, e tanu ei tā mātou kūmara.
We‘ll be putting our kumara in when the

tangaroa
nights come round. Tangaroa ta‘i, the twenty-second night of the moon. Roto tangaroa, the twenty-third night of the moon. ‘Akaoti tangaroa, the twenty-fourth night of the moon.
[Ce. *ta”aroa.]

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