kāuru

kāuru, n. Tip, tapering end (as opposed to tumu butt-end).

E pari koe i te kāuru o tēnā rākau.
Cut off the top of that tree;

Kua ‘akaputu‘ia te kāuru o te kī kau.
The tips of the coconut leaves were piled up;

E tutou aia i tona kāuru rima ki te vai.
That he may dip the tip of his finger in water (Luke 16.24). Te kāuru tira, the mast-head. [Np. *kauru.]

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