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hōtoke Play

1. (verb) to be cold.

Ka hōtoke ngā kai (W 1971:62). / The food will be cold.


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2. (noun) winter.

Ahakoa te kino o ngā rā o te hōtoke o tērā tau, e 40 anake ngā hōkete i toromi i te waipuketanga o te awa (TRA 1/1/1929:914). / Despite the bad weather in winter last year, only 40 hoggets drowned when the river flooded.


moe hōtoke Play

1. (verb) to hibernate.

Moe hōtoke ai ētahi kīrehe mō ngā marama makariri o te takurua. / Some animals hibernate for the cold months of winter.


2. (noun) hibernation.

Nā te kaha makariri o te takurua i ētahi whenua, ko te moe hōtoke he huarahi kia ora ai ngā kīrehe, pērā i te pea. / Because the winter is so cold in some countries, hibernation is a way for animals, such as the bear, to survive.


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