1. (verb) (-tia) to long for, desire, dream of, hanker after, set one's heart on, wish for, yearn for, pine.
Ka mea anō te tohunga, “Ka tae koe ki tō whare, takoto i roto i tō whare, kaua hei ohia tō ngākau, kei te haramai ia, e kore e roa." (JPS 1926:327). / The expert then said, “When you arrive at your house, lie down inside, and do not pine, for she is coming and will not be long."
2. (verb) (-tia) to approve, accede to, consent to, endorse, give the go-ahead.
3. (verb) to think (on the spur of the moment).
Ohia noa iho au ki te patu (W 1971:238). / I struck him on the spur of the moment (W 1971:238).
4. (modifier) on impulse, impulsively, on the spur of the moment (of thoughts).
He whakaaro ohia noa ake nāku (W 1971:238). / An idea I had on the spur of the moment.