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ruru

noun
  1. NZ another name for mopoke
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Word Origin

Māori
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Historical Examples

  • The outward and visible sign or incarnation (aria) of Te Ua's deity was a ruru, or owl.

    The adventures of Kimble Bent

    James Cowan

  • Said Ruru: “I will resign half of my own life so that my beloved may be restored unto me.”

    Indian Myth and Legend

    Donald Alexander Mackenzie

  • Ruru stole away alone and went to a solitary place in the forest where he wept aloud.

    Indian Myth and Legend

    Donald Alexander Mackenzie

  • That the path of the ruru deer pink with withered leaves bedewed with blood that has been shed.