‘o‘ora

‘o‘ora,

1. (-ia, ‘ōrā‘ia, ‘ōrākia). Spread out, unfold, unfurl.

Kua ‘o‘ora ‘aia i te kōpara ki va‘o i te rā.
He spread the copra out in the sun;

Kua ‘o‘ora te manu i tōna pē‘au ē kua rere.
The bird spread its wings and flew;

Kua oti tā rātou ‘apinga aro‘a i te ‘o‘ora ki mua i ngā tāngata ‘akaipoipo.
They have finished presenting their gifts to the bridal pair;

‘I nā, kia ‘o‘ora i tō‘ou rima.
Come on, open out your hands;

Kua taea tōna turi i tōna ‘o‘ora‘anga i tōna rauru.
When she let her hair down it reached to her knees;

‘O‘ora‘ia te reva.
Unfurl the flag;

Kua ‘o‘ora ‘ua te vai nā roto i tāna ngā‘i tanu‘anga.
The water spread over his food patch;

Kua ‘o‘ora tō rātou reo ki te au ‘enua i te pae mai ia rātou.
Their language has spread to neighbouring countries.

2. n. Dowry, mats, tapa etc. displayed and presented after the wedding ceremony.

Kare te ariki i inangaro i te oora.
The king does not wish for any dowry (1 Sam. 18.25). [-‘ora rR.]

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