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kohimu

1. (verb) (-tia) to whisper, gossip, backbite, defame.

Ka kohimu mai ki a au, "E Hēmi, hiwitia ake te ārai hiraka o taku konohi. Kei te hēmanawa au." (HP 1991:256). / She whispered to me, "Hēmi, pull back the silk veil of my face. I am too hot."

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Synonyms: ngau tuarā, kōhumuhumu, kōhimuhimu, muhari


2. (noun) whisper, gossip, rumour.

Kua rongo koe i te kohimu mō Piripi me tana whaiāipo hou? / Have you heard the rumour about Piripi and his new girlfriend?

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