kamo

kamo, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Blink (the eye), wink.

Kamo‘ia tō‘ou mata.
Blink your eye;

I tōku ‘ākara atu‘anga kiā koe, kua kamo mai koe i tō‘ou mata.
When I was looking at you you winked your eye at me;

Kāre au i kite ana i tō‘ou kamo‘anga mai iāku.
I didn’t see you wink at me. Kamo‘angā mata, a moment, an instant.

Kare e mamia, mei te kamo‘angā mata nei, kia tae ki te pu openga ra,
in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump (1 Cor. 15.52);

Kāre i rauka ki te kamo‘angā mata kua ngaro ‘aia.
He was gone in a flash.

2. Beckon, wave at sbdy, make a sign with the hand.

Kua kamo mai koe iāku nā roto i te māramarama.
You beckoned me through the window;

Kua kamo‘ia mai ‘a Mere e Tā.
Mere had been waved at by Tā. (See kamokamo, kamonga.) [Pn. *kamo1.]

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