ora2

ora2,

1. n., v.i. Hour, o‘clock, time; be (a particular) time.

Kia tae tātou mei te rua ora.
We‘ll be there within two hours;

‘Ī rima miniti i pāti i te ora rua or ‘ē rima i pāti i te ora rua.
It’s five past two;

‘Ī rima (miniti) toe ē ora toru ei.
It is five (minutes) to three;

‘Āpa nō te ora rua,
half past two;

‘E a‘a te ora? ‘E ora toru.
What is the time? Three o‘clock;

Kāre au e kite i te ‘ākara ora.
I don’t know how to tell the time;

te ono nga‘uru maire i te ora,
sixty miles per hour;

Kua tūtaki ‘aia ia māua ‘ē toru tirī ngi i te ora.
He paid us three shillings an hour;

Kua tae te ora.
It is time (or) time’s up.

2. n. Clock.

‘E ‘āpa ora viviki te ora.
The clock is half an hour fast;

Tāviria te ora.
Wind the clock up;

Tāviria te ora ki muri.
Put the clock back (retard the time). (See tāora.) [Lat. hora.]

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