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    1. n. Wind, air. Kua utiuti pou roa te au kie i te araraanga mai te matangi. All the sails stirred when the breeze got up; E rua matangi kino tena. That is a bad quarter for the wind to be in; E aa te matangi i aere mai ei koe ki te pure i teia popongi? And what brings you to church this morning?; Tukuna te matangi ki vao i te kiri. Let the air out of the tyre. Matangi ua, rumour. E tuatua matangi ua, just a rumour; Eiaa e akarongo matangi ua. Don’t listen to rumours.
    2. v.i. (Be) windy, blow (of wind). Kua ngaru te tai ma te ua katoa i te matangianga. The sea grew rough and there was rain too as the wind came; Kare e puapinga kia rama ua atu, kua matangi. It is no good going on torch fishing, it is (too) windy now. (See aka-matangi, (aka)matangitangi, raumatangi.) [Pn. *ma-ta„i.]

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