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moemoeā

1. (verb) to have a dream, have a vision.

I te pō o tētahi rangi noa ake ka moemoeā a Kauhika, he whaea nō Te Rangi-kai-kore tēnei, he wahine moemoe hoki taua kuia (JPS 1919:92). / During the night of quite a different day, Kauhika, who was an aunt of Te Rangi-kai-kore, and a dreamer of dreams, had a vision.

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2. (noun) dream, vision.

E kī ana a Te Rauparaha he moemoeā nāna te take i ora ai ia (JPS 1945:70). / Te Rauparaha says that the reason he survived was because of a dream he had.

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ao moemoeā

1. (noun) surrealism, dream world - sometimes used as a name for Australia.

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