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kōiwi

1. (noun) human bone, corpse.

Tērā ngā wāhine hauaitu rawa i te hemokai e awhi kau ana i ā rātou tamariki kōiwi kau ki ō rātou poho; ko ētahi, ko ngā iwi me te kiri anake kāore he kiko (TWMNT 19/5/1874:137). / There were the women weak from hunger and hugging to their chests the corpses of their children; some were just skin and bone with no flesh.

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2. (noun) person, self, spirit.

Nōwhea e hoki ake tō kōiwi ora ki te ao? (W 1971:129). / Is there any way your living self can return to the world?

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3. (noun) descendants, line of issue.

Ko Te Kani-ā-Takirau, kāore ōna uri, kua matemate anake, kāore he kōiwi mōna (W 1971:129). / Te Kani-ā-Takirau has no descendants, they're all dead, there is no line of issue for him.

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pūnaha kōiwi

1. (noun) skeletal system.

rua kōiwi

1. (noun) burial place, burial cave - strictly speaking the burial place of the bones of the dead.

Kei reira te tomokanga mā raro i te moana ki te rua kōiwi o ngā tūpāpaku rongonui o Kāwhia i ngā wā ki muri (M 2004:114). / That is where the entrance is to the subterranean burial place of the honoured dead of Kāwhia of former times.

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waka kōiwi

1. (noun) burial chest - for the bones of the deceases after the hahunga ceremony.

I kitea tēnei waka kōiwi ki tētahi ana ki Waiōmio, e pātata ana ki Hokianga (Te Ara 2013). / This burial chest was found in a cave at Waiōmio, near Hokianga.

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mate kōiwi takarepa

1. (noun) rickets.

Ko ētahi o ngā tohu o te mate kōiwi takarepa ko ngā kōiwi ngoikore, ngā waewae korowhana, me te mamae o ngā whatīanga. / Some of the symptoms of rickets are weak bones, bandy legs, and pain in the joints.

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