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kōpere

1. (verb) (-a) to sling (a dart), shoot (an arrow).

I a mātou e noho rā, e mahi rā i te tohi taua, e kōperea mai ana e te iwi o te pā rā ā rātou kōpere ki a mātou (JPS 1902:240). / As we were sitting there performing the tohi taua rite the people of the pā were casting their kōpere darts at us.

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2. (noun) dart propelling sling, dart - a traditional weapon consisting of a sling that propelled a dart.

E kōperea mai ana e te iwi o te pā rā ā rātou kōpere ki a mātou (JPS 1902:240). / The people of the pā were casting their kōpere darts at us.

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3. (noun) arch, rainbow.

Ka maomao te ua, ka whiti mai anō hoki te rā, ka kitea te kōpere i te rangi i ētahi wā. / When the rain clears and the sun shines, sometimes a rainbow is seen in the sky.

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4. (noun) bow.

Nā ka mea a Eriha ki a ia, E mau ki te kōpere, ki ngā pere: ā ka mau ia ki te kōpere, ki ngā pere (PT 2Kingi 13:15). / And Eli'sha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows.

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5. (noun) arrow.

Kua nui noa atu ngā kōpere i piua mai ki a rātou, ā, tokorima ngā hēramana i tū. / Numerous arrows were shot at them, wounding five sailors.

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6. (noun) bow (to play a stringed instrument).

Whakatangitangihia ai te tōiri ki te kōpere. / A violin is played with a bow.

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papa kōpere

1. (noun) dartboard.

tākaro kōpere

1. (verb) to play darts.

whiu kōpere

1. (verb) to play darts, throw darts.

kōpere tupua

1. (noun) demon's arrow, gun - a figurative use.

I werohia pea te kōpere tupua (M 2004:320). / Pierced, perhaps, by the demon's arrow (M 2004:321).

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