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tūruapō Play

1. (verb) to dream, have a vision.

Koinei te whakatinanatanga o tāna i tūruapō ai, arā, he whakatipu mai i te kōhungahunga Māori i roto i te mātotoru o te reo me āna tikanga, mai i tōna whānautanga ka eke atu nei ki te rima tau te pakeke (TTR 2000:172). / This was the realisation of his vision, that is of the nurture of Māori babies in their language and culture from birth to the age of five.


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2. (verb) to be the middle of the night, midnight.

Me whakapoto ake ngā kakau o ngā kaikōrero. Ki te kore, tūruapō rawa, kei konei tonu tātou (HJ 2015:176). / The speakers should be brief. If they aren't, we'll still be here at midnight.


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3. (noun) dream, vision.

Ki ētehi anō he tūruapō nō te rangi, arā, he whetūrere, raukura te āhua, e topatopa ana i te rangi, mārama tonu te autō ki muri (TTR 1994:173). / Others believe that it was a vision from the heavens – that is, a comet in the shape of a feather soaring in the sky, with a bright tail behind.


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4. (noun) middle of the night, midnight.


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