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kōpiri

1. (verb) to be contracted, shrivelled up, crouched up from the cold, limited, restricted, crowded together, squashed.

Muri iho meatia ana kia kawea ki Te Kawau, te moutere o te Kāwana, kia rahi he takanga mō rātou, koi kōpiri tonu i te nohoanga i runga kaipuke (TWM 15/10/1864:2). / After that it was decided that they be taken to Kawau, the Governor's island, where there were larger quarters for them, so that they wouldn't have cramped accommodation on board ship.

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2. (modifier) contracted, shrivelled up, crouched up from the cold, limited, restricted, crowded together, squashed.

Ko Te Angiangi, kei te noho kōpiri, hūiki i te mākū o ōna kākahu (TP 9/1908:3). / Te Angiangi sat crouched up from the cold and shivering from his wet clothes.

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Synonyms: kukupi, tūpā, taparere, apiapi, rāhui, ārikarika, tapu


3. (modifier) crippled, lame.

Ko wai te waewae kōpiri i ora? (TWM 6/5/1865:4). / Who can heal a crippled leg?

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4. (noun) restriction, limit, squash, limitation, constraint.

Tēnā ko te taonga nei ko te nūpepa rāua ko te kōrero tuhituhi, kāore e puta te nuinga o ngā mahara i te kōpiri o te marae hei koringa (TP 1/10/1900:8). / Well, newspapers and the written word are not adequate to convey the majority of thoughts because of the limitations of the forum.

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Synonyms: ngoikoretanga, whakatina, tepe, tepenga, here, tapu, apiapi, aukatinga


5. (noun) cripple, lame.

Māna ngā turi, ngā kōpiri, ngā tūpāpaku katoa, e whakaora i te mate (TWM 10/6/1865:1). / He will heal the deaf, the cripples, and all the invalids.

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Synonyms: kopa, ngongengonge, hauā, hape, tūparaka, totitoti, turingongengonge, waehauā, kokekoke, kopakopa, toti

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