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1. (verb) (-tia) to form, make.

Ka āhua te pā, ko Rangitawhi (W 1971:4). / The pā was made, which was Rangitawhi.

2. (noun) shape, appearance, condition, character, likeness, nature, figure, form.

Koia nei tonu tō mātou āhua, tō te Māori, ina tūtaki ā-huihui mātou. / That's just the way we, the Māori, are when we get together.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 1-7, 13-20, 94-96, 150-154;)

3. (noun) it looks as though, looks like it, it would seem - in the idiom te āhua nei.

Te āhua nei, ka ua ā kō ake nei. / It looks as though it will rain soon.

See also te āhua nei

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