1. (noun) comet - sometimes written as auahi-roa or auahi roa.
Ka tū te pakanga i te tau 1843 ki Ōruru, i waenganui i ngā iwi o Te Rarawa me Ngā Puhi, ka puta te auahiroa i te rangi. Kotahi marama e tōroherohe ana i tana whiore i te paerangi (TTR 1990:99). / When a battle occurred in 1843 at Ōruru between the tribes of Te Rarawa and Ngā Puhi, a comet appeared in the sky, its tail sweeping across the horizon for a month.
See also auahitūroa