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(-ia). Flap, flutter (wings, arms), esp. to perform the arm and hand gestures that accompanied the old songs and chants. Kua kapa te tamaroa i to ratou rima. The boys flapped their arms; Kua tamou ratou i te pee, kua noo ki raro e rua pa e kua kapa. They learned the chant, sat down in two rows and performed the hand and arm actions; Kua kapaia te pee e te tamariki. The chant was accompanied (with appropriate actions) by the children. (See kapakapa, takapakapa.) [Pn. *kapa1.]

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