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kirimate

1. (noun) mourner, near relative of the deceased.

E hūnuku ana te kirimate, i tētahi rangi mai ko te weranga (HP 1991:8). / The mourning relatives were moving and the next day the fire occurred.

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kirimiti

1. (loan) (noun) scrum (rugby).

He hāwhe-pēke ia mō Pōneke i te tau 1891, ā, nā reira i whakatupuria te tūranga kauaro-pākau, kia kore ai e āhei te whakararu i te maka paoro atu i te take o te kirimiti (TTR 1994:19). / He was a half-back for Wellington in 1891, and from there developed the wing-forward position as a guard for the pass from the base of the scrum.

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