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uira Play

1. (verb) to flash, gleam.

He taua pea tērā, inā hoki ngā pū ka uira mai nei (W 1971:466). / That is probably a war party because the guns are flashing.

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2. (noun) lightning, electricity.

Tērā te uira e hiko i te rangi (W 1971:50). / There the lightening will flash in the sky.

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3. (noun) glow.

Kua tau te tūtutupō ki runga i te rangi, te pūhanatanga o te uira o te ahi o Te Arawa (NM 1928:69 & 202). / The redness settled on the sky, the glow of the flames of Te Arawa's fire.

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