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hikohiko

1. (verb) (-ia) to flash repeatedly, twinkle, stir, become active, move at random.

Ka tau mai ki ngā kura reo, e pau ana te hau, ka hoki atu e hikohiko katoa ana te ngākau (HM 4/2008:3). / I arrived at the language learning gathering worn out and when I returned home I was enthusiastic.

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2. (adjective) be selective in reciting genealogy - by not following a single line of descent.

He āhua hikohiko te whakapapa nei (W 1971:50). / This genealogy is somewhat selective and does not follow a single line of descent.

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See also kōhikohiko, whakapapa


3. (modifier) random, moving from one thing to another, picking and choosing.

Ko te tātai hikohiko, te āhua hikohiko rānei he whakapapa poto e whakatakoto ana i ētahi tīpuna rongonui (Te Ara 2015). / 'Tātai hikohiko' or 'āhua hikohiko' are short genealogies setting out some famous ancestors.

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4. (noun) movement, reflex.

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