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konau

1. (verb) (-a,-tia) to yearn for, desire, pine for, fret for.

Kotahi tau ia e tatari ana, e konau ana, kātahi anō rāua ka moe (TTR 1998:120). / She was waiting for one year, pining, before they finally married.

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Synonyms: tameme, wawata, warawara, wara, muri aroha, ingo, kōnohi, āwhitu, ohia, murimuri aroha, ingoingo, hōkaka

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