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koroua Play

1. (verb) to be old, elderly.

Ko te tikanga ka toa ko koutou, i te mea kua koroua katoa rātou (HKK 1999:153). / You should win because they are all old.


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2. (noun) elderly man, old man, elder, grandfather, granduncle.

E rua ngā koroua kei tōku kāinga tonu nei kua kore e puta ngā penihana, he tungāne, he tuahine ko rāua, tino tika ana rāua mō te penihana (TP 5/1903:10). / There are two elderly people in my own village who have not received their pensions, a brother and sister, and they definitely qualify for the pension.


koroua Play

1. (loan) (noun) clover.


parāoa koroua Play

1. (loan) (noun) unleavened bread (i.e. made without yeast).

Mēnā i pai mātou ka whāngaia mātou ki te parāoa koroua (Te Ara 2012). / If we were good we were fed unleavened bread.


waiata koroua Play

1. (noun) traditional chant.

Mai kore ake ngā pukapuka mōteatea a Tā Āpirana Ngata mā i pūmau ai ngā waiata koroua a tēnā iwi, a tēnā iwi (HKK 1999:33). / We are fortunate in having the song books by Sir Āpirana Ngata and others as a permanent record of the traditional chants of each tribal group.


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