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pōhiri Play

1. (verb) (-tia,-ngia) to welcome, invite, beckon, wave.

Te ūnga atu o te manuhiri ki Waahi ka pōhiritia e Waikato, e Kīngi Mahuta (TP 1/5/1900:10). / When the visitors landed at Waahi they were welcomed by Waikato and King Mahuta.

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2. (noun) invitation, ritual of encounter, welcome ceremony on a marae.

Tēnā rā e ngā iwi kia tītaha mai ō koutou taringa ki te whakarongo mai ki te pōhiri a tā koutou mōkai, a Tamaterangi, e pōhiri atu nei ki a koe, ki a koutou (TKO 1/12/1917:7). / Now, the tribes, take heed of the invitation of your servant, Tamaterangi, who is inviting you.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 122-138; Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 197-205;)

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3. (noun) kōhūhū, Pittosporum tenuifolium - a small native black-barked tree of lowland forest and scrub, having light green leaves with a wavy margin. Commonly cultivated for hedges.

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