1. (verb) (-a) to wave to and fro, agitate, sway.
Kaitoa hoki rā, e Haro, kia kumea atu tō uru māwhatu, ka oria e te hau (G 1853:50). / And it serves you right, Haro, that your curly lock was pulled and made to swirl around by the wind.
3. (noun) victim, prey (of a disease).
He ori mātou nā te mate nei (W 1971:241). / We are victims of this disease.
4. (noun) place where people have died from a disease, contaminated place.
Kaua e noho i runga i te ori, kei piri mai te mate ki a koe (W 1971:241). / Don't live on a place where people have died from a disease in case you catch the disease.
Te ori: He wāhi i pāngia e te mate urutā (M 2005:54). / The 'ori': A place where an epidemic occurred.