Until about 10 minutes ago I knew 3 meanings of 'Kiore', and was dimly aware that there was something unknown in Korean that looked like "Kio Re".
The ones I knew
- The New Zealand Rat
- in the Manx Language, it's the word for "four"
- Somewhere in Albania is the town of Kiore
As pre-European Maori didn't have the horse, saying it looked to them like a rat makes sense.