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1. (noun) adjective - a word that describes a person or thing or gives extra information about them. In Māori these words often come after he or after a noun, in which case they are called modifiers in this dictionary. They are often words that can also be used as nouns or verbs in other contexts.

Ko wai mā hei hoa piri tata mōna i te rerenga - ko kupumahi rānei (ā, me he kupumahi, ko ēhea momo kupumahi), ko kupuingoa rānei, ko kupuāhua rānei, ko kupu whakakāhore rānei, ko wai kē atu rānei (HJ 2015:7). / What goes as a close complement for it in the sentence - a verb (and if it's a verb which type of verb), a noun, an adjective, a negative, or what else.

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