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(-a, -ia).

    1. Represent, replace, substitute for sbdy; f a vacant title or post; a representative, substitute, replace-ment. Kua kauonoia te taonga ariki ki tana tamaiti. The king’s son succeeded to the title; Kua kauono ratou i te taonga ki te tama mataiapo. They fed the title with the eldest son; Kua ikiia a Ta ei kauono ia Tere. Ta was picked to replace Tere; Kua aere mai te Kavana Tianara ei kauono i te Ariki Vaine. The Governor-General came to represent the Queen. Te kauono o te ariki, the king’s repre-sentative.
    2. Word used as a grammatical substitute, esp. kauono nomena, pro-noun. E akataka mai i te kauono. Pick out the pronouns. [kau, -ono4.]

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