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arotahi

1. (verb) (-hia,-tia) to look in one direction, look steadily, focus on, zero in on, concentrate on, take aim.

Nō waenganui o te tekau tau atu i 1920, ka mutu te mahi a Meri Geddes i roto i ngā rōpū wāhine; huri kē ana ia ki te Hāhi hei arotahi māna i waho atu o tōna kāinga (TTR 1996:33). / In the mid 1920s Mary Geddes ended work in women's societies, turning her focus outside her home to the Church.

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2. (noun) focus, concentration on.

Mai i te tau 1940, ko te arotahi o taua rōpū, ko te mana motuhake me te tino rangatiratanga o ngā Kuki Airani (TTR 1996:62). / From the 1940s onwards, the focus of the group was the independence and self-determination of the Cook Islands.

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3. (noun) lens.

Ko tētahi wāhanga matua o te arotahi, ko tōna puare, te wāhi e uru atu ai te aho (RTA 2014:80). / An important part of the lens is its aperture, the place where the light enters.

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Synonyms: mōhiti

kore

1. (negative) nil, none, nothing, not, no longer, zero, zilch, nought - used in negatives after verbal particles, e.g. e, ka, kei, kua, me, i or ki te.

(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 67, 89-90;)

Ki te kore a Pio e tae mai, ka raru tātou. / If Pio doesn't arrive we're in trouble.

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Synonyms: pākorehā, , korekore, kāore kau, aha, kore noa iho, kaua, kārekau, kāhore, hore, horekau, kāore, kāre, hore kau, karekau


2. (negative) Used following a reason or asking why something has not taken place or will not take place.

(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 23;)

He aha koutou i kore ai e whakarongo? / Why didn't you all listen?

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See also nā te aha ... i kore ai e ... ?


3. (negative) without, -less, lacking - used before or after nouns to indicate the absence or lack of that thing. Sometimes written as a separate word, sometimes joined or hyphenated.

(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 55, 89-90;)

He wāhi kore wai tērā moutere. / That island is a place lacking water.

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See also kāinga kore, parakore

Synonyms: mate, wharepā


4. (negative) no longer - used after kua as a verb to express the loss, absence, destruction or departure of something. It is usually used to mean that something is no longer the case.

(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 89-90; Te Pihinga Study Guide (Ed. 1): 55;)

Kua kore au e haere ki Rānana. / I'm no longer going to London.

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Synonyms: kua kore


5. (negative) Used with kia to say 'so that something would not happen'.

(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 31-32;)

I kumea te poti ki uta rawa, kia kore ai e riro i te tai. / The boat was pulled right ashore so that it wouldn't be carried off by the tide.

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6. (negative) might not, may not, mightn't - when used after kei it indicates that an action might not happen.

Kei kore e ea ā tāua nama. / Our debts mightn't be paid.

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Synonyms: kei kore


7. (noun) oblivion, annihilation, destruction, nothingness.

Ā, ngaro noa iho ki te kore a Hou rātou ko tōna iwi (NM 1928:57). / And Hou and his people were annihilated.

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