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1. (verb) (-tia) to take leave, farewell.

Ka waipū tuarua, ka poroaki anō, "Haere rā! Haere rā!" (TTT 1/11/1926:488). / There was a second volley of guns and calls of farewell again, "Goodbye! Goodbye!"

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2. (noun) leave taking, farewell.

Ka oti tana poroaki, ka whiua e ia tana tama ki roto i Te Puna o te Ao Mārama. Ka huri te tamaiti rā hei taniwha (Te Ara 2012). / With his farewell completed he dispatched his son into the spring called The Spring in the World of Light. That child turned into a taniwha.

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