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pūrorohū

1. (verb) to be accompanied with a whizzing or whistling noise.

Pūrorohū ana te hau nei (W 1971:314). / This wind is making a whistling noise.

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2. (noun) bullroarer - a traditional Māori musical instrument made of wood, stone or bone attached to a long string.

See also pūrerehua


3. (noun) noisy lashing rain, storm.

Kīhai i mōhiotia, tēnei te pūrorohū te hōkai mai rā (TKM.MM 18/7/1863:7). / It was not known that a storm was gathering.

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