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turua Play

1. (verb) to be beautiful, handsome, exquisite.

E uira ana te pāua me te whakairo, puhipuhi rawa ki te waero; anana! Ka turua rā! (NM 1928:16). / The pāua shell lure, with the carving decorated with dogs' hair, glistened; wow! It was exquisite!

Synonyms: purotu, tau, waiwaiā, koea, ātaahua, hūmārie, hūmārire, ātanga, pīwari

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