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kōmore Play

1. (noun) tip, end.

Ka ngaua te ihu o tētahi kaumātua e tētahi taitamariki, ā riro atu te kōmore o te ihu! (TP 1/12/1900:3) / A youth bit the nose of an elder and the tip of the nose came off!


2. (noun) bracelet, wrist ornament, wristlet, ankle ornament, anklet.

He kōmore tōna e whakarākei ana i te kawititanga o te ringaringa. / She had a bracelet adorning her wrist.


3. (noun) small tusk shell, Antalis nana - a tusk-shaped mollusc common in very deep water where it burrows wide end-down into sand or mud. Empty shell sometimes washed ashore.


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