kamokamo

kamokamo, (-a, -‘ia), fq. kamo.

1. Blink, wink.

Kua kamokamo ‘aia i tōna mata, ē kua auē.
He blinked his eyes and cried;

‘E tamā‘ine kamokamo‘ia ‘a Rangi e te tamariki tamāroa.
Rangi is always getting winked at by the boys.

2. Twinkle, flicker.

Mē ‘ākara koe ki te ‘opunga, ka kite koe i te ‘ētū ma‘ata i te kamokamo-‘anga.
If you look towards the west, you‘ll see a big star twinkling;

kua kamokamo te kā o te mōrī
. The lamp flame flickered.

3. Beckon, wave the hand.

Kua kamokamo mai ‘aia i tōna rima kia ‘aere atu au.
He waved his hand for me to come;

kua kamokamo atura aia ki tona rima kia muteki atu ratou,
but he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace (Acts 12.17);

Kua kamokamo atura ratou ki to ratou aronga ki runga i tetai pai.
And they beckoned to their partners which were in the other ship (Luke 5.7). [kamo RR.]

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