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koeke

1. (verb) (-tia) to mature, grow old.

I a ia ka koeketia, i te kaha tonu ki te ārahi i tōna iwi, i a Tūhourangi me te iwi kāinga i Te Whakarewarewa; kāore tētehi take e ara, māna rawa e whakamana (TTR 1994:126). / When he reached old age he continued to lead Tūhourangi and the people of Whakarewarewa; nothing could be done without his approval.

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Synonyms: whatutoto, whakapakeke, pāhake, pakeke, taipakeke, tūpakeke, pakari, taikaumātua


2. (verb) (-tia) to distend, inflate, expand.

Kua koeketia te poho o te wahine nei (W 1971:123). / This woman has distended her chest.

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3. (noun) elderly man, old man, adult.

Nā tōna pāpā ake me ngā koeke i whāngai ki ngā kai mārō a tōna iwi, ā, whakangaua rawatia ki te paepae (TTR 1994:124). / His own father and the elders fed him the deep knowledge of his people, and initiated him.

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Synonyms: korokoroua, ruānuku, kaumātua, pēperekōu, nehe, tāua, kokoro, koroua, tauheke, koroheke, pou


4. (noun) grasshopper.


5. (noun) shrimp, Paratya curvirostris - a species of freshwater shrimp endemic to Aotearoa/New Zealand. Found from North Island to Stewart Island, and including the Chatham Islands.


6. (noun) North Island freshwater crayfish, Paranephrops planifrons - found in native forest, exotic forest, and pastoral waterways, but very rarely in urban streams because of chemical pollution, increased flood flows from stormwater inputs, and degradation of habitat.

Synonyms: kōura, kēkēwai, kēwai

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