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āhuru

1. (verb) to be warm, comfortable, cosy, comfy.

I hangā e te kiore tana kōhanga kia āhuru ai ia i te takurua (TTT 1/10/1924:118). / The rat built its nest so that it would be warm in the winter.

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2. (modifier) warm, comfortable, cosy, comfy.

Ko ngā mahi a Hīria ko te whakapaipai i te whare, ko te hanga i tētahi wharau mahana, wharau āhuru, ko te whāngai i ngā tāne ki te kai, ki te whakaunu ki te tī rau mānuka, me te tapahi ara atu i te whare ki roto ki ngā raurau rākau, kia taea ai ngā mahi hopu pī tītī i te awatea (TTR 1996:71). / Hiria's tasks included cleaning the house, making a warm and comfortable shelter, feeding the men, serving mānuka tea, and cutting tracks from the house through the foliage for the daytime catching of muttonbird chicks.

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3. (noun) warmth, comfort, cosiness.

I haramai rā koe i te kunenga mai o te tangata i roto i te āhuru mōwai (M 2006:4). / You came from the origin of mankind, from within the cosy haven.

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āhuru

1. (noun) āhuru, Auchenoceros punctatus - a species of morid cod found in waters off the eastern coast ofAotearoa/New Zealand and to the south as well as in Cook Strait. It is found at depths from 5 to 420 m. This species grows to 13 cm in length.

āhuru mōwai

1. (noun) calm place, sheltered haven.

He kāinga haumaru, he āhuru mōwai mōku (PK 2008:89). / A safe home, a sheltered haven for me.

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Whare Ahuru, Te

1. (noun) Ministry of Housing.

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