Historical loan words
to desire, hanker after, long for, yearn for, crave for, addicted.
Kei te wara au ki te wai, hei whakamākūkū i taku korokoro (PK 2008:1057). / I need water to wet my throat.
tameme, wawata, warawara, konau, muri aroha, ingo, kōnohi, āwhitu, ohia, murimuri aroha, ingoingo, hōkaka
to make an indistinct sound, murmur, rustle, swish.
Whakarongo ki te tai e wara haere (G 1853:331). / Listen to the sea swishing.
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