Māori of old had figured out their own time scale which was sufficient for their needs. Minutes or seconds were not known but the Māori had names for the day and night midnight and dawn. The time at night was known by the stars positions and through the day by the position of the sun.
Monday Rāhina Mane
Tuesday Rātū Tūrei
Wednesday Rāapa Wenerei
Thursday Rāpare Taite
Friday Rāmere Paraire
Saturday Rāhoroi Hatarei
Sunday Rātapu Rātapu
The second list of words in Māori are transliteration.
“Transliteration is the process of transferring a word from the alphabet of one language to another. Transliteration helps people pronounce words and names in foreign languages. … It changes the letters from the word’s original alphabet to similar-sounding letters in a different one” www.vocabulary.com
Rā is day.
Rāhina is the day of the moon.
Rātu is day of Mars. (Tūmatauenga)
Rāapa is day of Mercury. (Apārangi)
Rāpare is day of Jupiter. (Pareārau)
Rāmere day of Venus.
Rāhoroi is wash day.
Rātapu is holy day.