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aihe Play

1. (noun) common dolphin, Delphinus delphis - dark grey to black with a purplish sheen on the back. The belly is white. It has a well-marked beak and 45-50 pairs of small pointed teeth. Usually moves about in schools.

Ka hia rau ngā momo ika kei ngā wai tai o Aotearoa. Kitea anōtia ai he kekeno, he kakerangi, he aihe, he tohorā (Te Ara 2016). / There are many hundreds of fish species in Aotearoa/New Zealand’s coastal waters. New Zealand fur seals, New Zealand sea lions, common dolphins and whales are also seen.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 2-4;)

aihe Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to drive, propel.

Ko taua tūporo waro i aihetia ki uta e te tai, arā, i paea ki uta (W 1971:5). / That piece of charcoal was driven ashore by the sea, that is is was cast ashore.

2. (noun) driftwood.

Kei te kapi te ara-a-waka i te aihe (W 1971:5). / The canoe passage is full of driftwood.

kau aihe Play

1. (noun) butterfly stroke (swimming).

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