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roroi

1. (verb) (-a) to grate into a pulp.

Kei te roroi i te kūmara ... hei ō ki te taua i Maketū (W 1971:245). / The kūmara is grated as food for the war party at Maketū.

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2. (verb) (-a) to scrape together, gather.

Synonyms: ope


3. (noun) basket.

Synonyms: kete, rawhi, raurau, taiaroa, rahu, rourou


4. (noun) grated kūmara.

Ka hiahia a Papa-pou-namu ki te haere ki Kaihu. Ka tae, ka kite i te kūmara, i te taro, i te uwhi, i te roroi, i te kao (JPS 1923:233). / Papa-pounamu wanted to go to Kaihu. When he arrived there, he saw the kūmara, taro, yams, the grated kūmara and the dried kūmara.

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