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auahitūroa Play

1. (personal name) Comet - sometimes personified as in the example.

Ko tō ētahi Māori whakaaro tērā pea a Rotorua e mate anō hei ngā rā o te hui, ina hoki i mua atu o te pakarutanga o Tarawera ka kitea a Auahitūroa (HKW 1/6/1901:11). / In the opinion of some Māori, Rotorua might be devastated again in the days of the gathering because before the Tarawera eruption a comet was seen.

2. (noun) comet - sometimes written as auahi-tūroa or auahi tūroa.

Ko ētahi o ngā ingoa mō te auahitūroa, he auahiroa, he upoko-roa (Te Ara 2015). / Some other names for the comet are 'auahiroa' and 'upoko-roa'.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 171;)

See also auahiroa

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