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Kirihimete

1. (loan) (verb) to have Christmas, spend Christmas.

Tētahi kupu nui ki a ia, nā ngā tāngata o Waimamaku, i tae mai ki te hui; pēnei, me Kirihimete ia ki Waimamaku ā tēnei tau 1909 (TP 8/1909:11). / An important message to him from the people of Waimamaku who came to the meeting, was that he should spend Christmas at Waimamaku this year in 1909.

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2. (loan) (noun) Christmas.

Nō te Kirihimete o te tau 1814, ka kauwhau ia i tana kauwhau tuatahi ki a Ngā Puhi i Oihi (TKO 31/8/1919:3). / At Christmas in 1814 he preached his first sermon to Ngā Puhi at Oihi.

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Meri Kirihimete

1. (loan) (noun) Merry Christmas.

Meri Kirihimete me te Hape Nū Ia” (e kī ana te Pākehā) ki ngā iwi me ngā hapū katoa (HKW 12/1898:6). / “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” (as the Pākehā say) to all the tribes and hapū.

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kāri Kirihimete

1. (loan) (noun) Christmas card.

Mere Kirihimete

1. (loan) (noun) Merry Christmas.

…otiia ki tāku titiro, ko te kīnakinakitanga o ngā mahi i pēnā me tētahi Mere Kirihimete paramu purini, ā, ka āpiti atu hoki te Hapi Nuia hei whakakoa i ngā ngākau (TP 12/1904:8). / …but the way I saw it, the embellishment of the activities was like a Merry Christmas plum pudding, with a Happy New Year added to gladden the heart.

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