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kaea

1. (verb) to lead (a haka).

I whakamātau ia i te mahi ahu whenua, ā, i kitea hoki tana māia i reira ki ngā mahi a te tauira hōia me tana toa ki te kaea i te kapa haka (TTR 1996:62). / He tried farming and there his prowess as an army cadet and his ability to lead the haka group was seen.

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2. (verb) to wander, roam.

I a rāua e kaea ana i roto i te ngahere, ka rū te whenua. / While they were wandering in the forest, the earthquake occurred.

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3. (noun) leader of a haka or waiata.

(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 72-74;)

Ko ia te kaea o te kapa haka o Ngāti Porou. / He was the leader of Ngāti Porou's haka group.

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