Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms
British Dictionary definitions for rangi

rangi

noun
  1. NZ the sky
Show More

Word Origin

from Rangi, the sky god of Māori mythology
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for rangi

Historical Examples

  • So they all consulted as to what should be done with their parents, Rangi and Papa.

    Custom and Myth

    Andrew Lang

  • But Tane pushed and pushed: Rangi was driven far away into the air.

    Custom and Myth

    Andrew Lang

  • Eternal life was the lot of only the select few who ascended to Rangi.

    The Long White Cloud

    William Pember Reeves

  • In Maori mythology Rangi is the personification of the sky, and Papa of earth.

  • Thus was the separation accomplished, and Rangi and Papa must for ever remain asunder.

    The Long White Cloud

    William Pember Reeves