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Found 4 matches

koi Play

1. (stative) be sharp, pointed.

He koi tētahi pito o te whakapakoko rākau kia pai ai te titi ki te whenua (Te Ara 2014). / One end of the whakapakoko rākau (god stick) was pointed so it could be stuck into the ground.


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2. (modifier) sharp, pointed, jagged.

Ka whakamahia anō ngā kōhatu koi ki te wero kōhao mō ngā taonga pēnei i te matau (Te Ara 2014). / Sharp stones were also used to drill holes for items such as fish hooks.


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3. (noun) spike, sharp splinter.

Ko ōna niho kei te koi matā (NM 1928:22). / Her teeth were spikes of obsidian.


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4. (noun) headland, promontory.

Ko Te Raupa ko te haupapa pōhatu e takoto mai rā i te Hōtēra o Te Kaha, huri noa i te koi i Toka-a-kuku (TTT 1/4/1929:969). / Te Raupa is the stoney flat area located at the Te Kaha Hotel around to the headland at Toka-a-kuku.


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5. (noun) point.

I hema te tao ki te koi rānō (Ng 1993:473). / The spear tapered to a point.


koi Play

1. (particle) beware lest, do not - variation of kei.

Kia tere, koi kitea tāua e tō pāpā. / Hurry up or your father will see us.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 59;)


2. (particle) while, when - variation of kei.

I te wā i mua rā, koi hine ana au. / Long ago when I was a young girl.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 121;)


koi Play

1. (modifier) good, suitable, appropriate.

Inā te wāhi koi hei puni (W 1971:127). / Here is the appropriate place to camp.


koi te hinengaro Play

1. (modifier) intelligent.

Ehara i te tangata purotu, engari he tangata koi te hinengaro, he tangata māhaki (TTR 1900:328). / He wasn't a handsome man, but he was intelligent and humble.


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