koro1

koro1, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Enclose or surround with a fence or wall, wall (a house) with canes.

Kua koro rātou i te ‘are umu ē pini ‘ua ake.
They put a cane wall right around the cookhouse;

Kua koro‘ia te ‘are ki te kāka‘o.
The house has been walled with

kāka‘o
canes.

2. n. A fenced-in or walled-off area, enclosure, yard.

Kua ‘akamānea‘ia te au mēnema i roto i te koro o te ‘are pure.
The graves in the church-yard were tidied up;

‘Auraka e tātī tā i te koro o te ‘āpi‘i.
Don’t throw rubbish around in the schoolyard. Koro māmoe, sheepfold.

3. Fence (esp. of palings), palisade, protecting or surrounding wall, esp. the cane walls of a Māori-style house.

Kua patu te tangata i te koro takapini i te ‘āua ‘are pure.
The people built a wall around the grounds of the church;

mei te oire koro kore,
like a city without walls (Prov. 25.28).

4. Canes or stakes used for house walls.

Kua ‘ore‘ore mātou i te kiri‘au ē kua ‘akaputu i te koro ‘ei pāruru i te ‘are umu.
We peeled off the bast and piled up the hibiscus canes to make a screening wall round the cook-house;

E ‘iri mai koe i te koro tikatika kia pātiti au.
Pick out the straight canes for me to nail on;

te ruru koro,
the bundles of stakes. (See koro‘ata, koropekapeka, korotakanimo, tūkoro.) [Pn. *kolo1.]

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