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kēhua

1. (verb) to haunt.

Nā ngā karakia a te tohunga i wātea ai te whare i kēhuatia nei. / It was the ritual chants of the tohunga that cleared the house that was haunted.

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2. (noun) ghost - spirits that linger on earth after death and haunt the living.

Ki a au, ko te kēhua kei waho tēnā mea i te tangata, he tinana tonu tōna pēnā tonu me koe, me au hoki te āhua o tōna tinana (TP 1/12/1901:2). / In my opinion, a kēhua is external of a person, it has its own body and a form like you and me.

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3. (noun) Joker (playing card).

niho kēhua

1. (noun) false teeth.

Ka haere te wahine niho more kia mahia mai he niho kēhua (PK 2008:473). / The toothless woman went to have some false teeth made.

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kēhua atu

1. not bothered with.

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