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hōro

1. (loan) (noun) hall.

I muri iho i tō rātou ūnga mai ka aratakina atu i te wāpu ki te tāone hōro (TP 11/1912:3). / After they disembarked, they were lead from the wharf to the town hall.

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horo

1. (verb) (-a,-tia) to slip, fall, crumble down, fall off, waste away.

I te kaha o taku tarapekepeke, ka horo rā te wāhi nei (HP 1991:21). / Because I was jumping about so much, this part slipped away.

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2. (verb) to fall, taken (of a ), captured (of a fortress, etc.).

E toru ngā rā o taua hokowhitu e whakaeke ana i taua pā, kīhai hoki i horo (TP 3/1913:6). / That army spent three days attacking that pā, but it did not fall.

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See also horonga


3. (verb) break (as a wave).

Kia mārama atu taku nei titiro ngā ngaru e horo ngā matakūrae o Honipaka i waho (M 2004:210). / I could clearly see the waves breaking beyond the headlands of Albatross Point.

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4. (noun) landslide, landslip.

I horo tētahi pukepuke, e rua ngā whare i tāpukea, he hōtēra tētahi, i mate hoki te rangatira o taua whare i te horo (TP 6/1904:11). / A hill slipped, two houses were buried, one was an hotel, and the proprietor of that building died in the landslide.

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horo

1. (verb) (-mia) to swallow.

Heoi, ka noho nei te taniwha, ko tana mahi, he patu i ngā tira haere; arā, he kai i ngā tāngata, horopuku tonu, ahakoa he kawenga tā te tangata, ka horomia pukutia e taua taniwha — ahakoa he tamaiti i runga i te hākui e waha ana, ka heke tahi rāua ki roto i te kōpū o te taniwha nei — ahakoa ngā tokotoko me ngā taiaha, ka pau katoa te horo (JPS 1905:200). / And so the taniwha remained there. His occupation was killing the travelling parties - that is, he used to swallow them whole, even if they had loads on their backs they were swallowed up by that taniwha - mothers carrying children on their backs, they went down together into the belly of this taniwha - even walking sticks and taiaha, they were completely swallowed up.

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horo

1. (verb) to flee, run, escape.

Te ohonga ake i te ata ka mātakina te pā, kāhore he tāngata o roto, kua horo ngā tāne, ngā wāhine (W 1971:61). / On awakening in the morning the pā was watched and there was nobody inside, the men and women had escaped.

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2. (stative) be quick, fast, swift.


3. (noun) speed, swiftness.

Hōro

1. (loan) (personal name) Hall.

I a ia e ngaro atu ana, ko Mihi Mere Horo te kaiwhakahaere o Hukarere (TTT 1/11/1921:4). / During her absence, Miss Mary Hall was the school administrator of Hukarere.

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hōro

1. (loan) (noun) shawl.

He mano tini ō māua pōtae, kāone, tōkena, wēkete, hōro, aikiha, me ngā kākahu katoa e kākahuria ana e te tāne, e te wāhine, e te tamariki (TW 26/10/1878 wh 15/539). / We have a great many hats, gowns, stockings, waistcoats, shawls, handkerchiefs and all the clothes worn by men, women and children.

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hōro

1. (loan) (noun) hold (of a ship) - place for storing cargo in the lower part of a ship.

horo whenua

1. (noun) erosion, landslide.

Haua ana a Papatūānuku e ngā hū nui o ngā puia, ngā rū whenua nui, me ngā horo whenua (Te Ara 2017). / The Earth was hewn by huge eruptions of volcanoes, massive earthquakes and landslides.

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Horo-kōau

1. (location) Mount Tasman (Southern Alps).

puku

1. (modifier) very - intensifier when used before or after the word it qualifies, e.g. puku horo kai (ravenous), pukukai (greedy, gluttonous), pukuriri (furious).

Heoi, ka noho nei te taniwha, ko tana mahi, he patu i ngā tira haere; arā, he kai i ngā tāngata, horopuku tonu, ahakoa he kawenga tā te tangata, ka horomia pukutia e taua taniwha (JPS 1905:200). / And so the taniwha remained there. His occupation was killing the travelling parties - that is, he used to swallow them whole, even if they had loads on their backs they were swallowed up by that taniwha.

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