kiore

kiore, n.

1. Rat (kioretoka), mouse.

Kua ‘oro te kiore ki va‘o mei roto mai i te kō‘anga.
The rat ran out of it’s nest;

Tē ‘aere nei mātou ka pākati kiore.
We‘re going to set rat traps;

Kua mate ia kiore.
That’s that rat dead (i.e. that’s that job (problem, difficulty) over and done with).

2. Cat (kiorengiāo).

Kua pārakuraku te kiore i te mata o te tamaiti.
The cat scratched the child’s face. (See kiorengiāo, kioretoka, tūtaekiore.) [Np. *kiole.]

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