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takawairore

1. (verb) to be in a state of agitation.


2. (noun) agitation, turmoil.

Nā tōna takawairore, ka titoa e ia tēnei apakura (Ng 1993:8). / Because her turmoil, she composed this lament.

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3. (noun) toy, plaything.

Kei te kimi te kuia i tētahi takawairore hei taonga mā tana mokopuna. / The elderly woman is looking for a toy as a gift for her grandchild.

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See also taonga tākaro


4. (noun) humming disc - disc with two holes through which a string is threaded and used to make the disc spin.

(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 169-170;)

See also porotiti

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