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1. (verb) to grow weak, decline, become less frequent.

Ia wiki, ia wiki ka tīmata te puta ake o 'Aotearoa', engari ka haere te wā, roroku ana te puta mai (TTR 1998:98). / Publication of 'Aotearoa' began as a weekly, but gradually issues became less frequent.


2. (verb) to wane (of the moon).

Tērā te kōrero mō Māui i tono ki a Hine-nui-te-pō kia whakaaetia te tangata kia mate pērā i te marama, arā, ka marewa te marama, ā, ka roroku, ka marewa anō, ā haere ake (Te Ara 2015). / There is the story about Māui asking Hine-nui-te-pō to let humans die like the moon, that is to wane and then rise again, going on forever.


3. (noun) waning, declining.

Kōrero ai ōna ingoa a Hina-te-ao, a Hina-te-pō, a Hina-keha, a Hinauri, mō te hua me te roroku o te marama (Te Ara 2015). / The terms Hina-te-ao (female light) and Hina-te-pō (female dark) and Hina-keha (pale moon) and Hinauri (dark moon) refer to the waxing and waning moon (Te Ara 2015).


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