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kōhikohiko

1. (verb) (-tia) to flash frequently, do irregularly (a bit here and a bit there).

I kōrero rātou mō te rarā o te whatitiri, me te mura o te uira e kōhikohiko ana. / They spoke about the rumble of the thunder and the glow of the lightning flashing.

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2. (verb) to be piecemeal, irregular, spasmodic.

Ahakoa i kuraina a Pei i te kura tuatahi o Ōngarue, āhua kōhikohiko ana te whakaakoranga i a ia (TTR 1998:70). / Although Pei was educated at Ōngarue primary school, his formal schooling was spasmodic.

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3. (modifier) flashing.

Kātahi taua Ārapi o te koraha ka tohu atu tōna ringa ki te rā e torengi ana, ko ngā hihi e uira kōhikohiko ana puta noa whiti noa i taua koraha (KO 15/5/1885:8). / Then that Arab of the desert pointed at the setting sun and the rays were flashing all over the desert.

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4. (noun) genealogy recited in a selective way by not following a single line of descent.

Tētahi atu āhuatanga o te kōhikohiko ko tēnei nā, ko te whai haere ōu i tētahi whakapaparanga, ehara i te mea e heke mai ana koe i te tuākana anake (Milroy 2011). / Another aspect of the 'kōhikohiko' genealogical method is to pursue a particular generation and not through the senior line only.

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