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hōtoke

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.

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moe hōtoke

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.

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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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