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kōnewhanewha Play

1. (verb) to close the eyes gradually, look through narrowed eyes, squint.

Ka kōnewhanewha aku kanohi (W 1971:134). / My eyes gradually closed.

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2. (modifier) closing eyes, through narrowing eyes, squinting.

Titiro kōnewhanewha atu ngā kanohi, ka kite i te poti kua tae mai ki a ia (THM 1/4/1888:4). / He looked through closing eyes and saw the boat coming towards him.

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