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koropiko

1. (verb) to bow, kneel, bend, stoop.

Ko tōna hoa he tangata nō ngā Ārapi i haere hei kaiārahi i a ia i runga i taua whenua koraha. I a rāua e haere ana ka kite taua Wīwī i tōna hoa e koropiko ana, e inoi ana i runga i ngā onepū wera (KO 15/5/1885:8). / His companion was an Arab who went to guide him in that barren land. While they were travelling the Frenchman observed his companion bowing and praying on the hot sands.

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2. (noun) submission, acquiescence, bowing down.

I roto i tēnei pepa e takoto ana te koropiko tuatahi a te Kīngi Māori ki te Karauna o Peretānia, i runga i te kupu oati (TTR 1998:90). / Set out in this document is the first acquiescence of a Māori King to the British Crown in a sworn statement.

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