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paroro Play

1. (verb) to be stormy, threatening (of clouds).

Ka titiro ki te rangi e paroro ana, ka noho (W 1971:268). / They looked at the threatening sky and stayed.


2. (noun) threatening clouds, bad weather, storm, storm cloud.

Ehara tāua i raro nei, nō runga tāua nō te hiwi nui, ē, nō te maunga tiketike e rere nei te paroro (M 2006:195-196). / We are not from down here, but we belong above, to the great ridges, to the tall mountains where the storm clouds swirl.


Synonyms: kōripo marama, ori, marangai, puhoro


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