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    1. (-ia). (Have) a cast or blemish (in the eye). E tangata manea tika ai aia, na te kana ua i tona mata i akaviivii iaia. He’s a very handsome man, it’s just the cast in his eye that spoils him; Kua kana tona mata no tei puta i te rakau. His eye was left with a blemish as a result of being pierced by a stick. Mata kana, (have) blemish in the eye. Ka mata kana koe. Youll get a cast in your eye; Kua akama aia i tona mata kanaanga. He was ashamed of having a cast in his eye.
    2. In the phrase kana ki teia ao, stare at the world. Kare ake rai tana pepe i kana mai ake ki teia ao, kua akataka takere aia i te ingoa. Even before her baby has seen the light of day, he’d already chosen a name for it. (See kanakana, akakana-(kana), takana(kana).) [Pn. *kana2.]

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