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tūmanako Play

1. (experience verb) (-hia,-tia) to hope for, wish for.

Ko tāna i tūmanako ai, mā te Kīngitanga hei whakatakoto ēnei tū āhuatanga, kauaka e pērā i te Pākehā e tuku nei i ngā Māori ki te patu i a rātou anō, ka uru noa mai rātou i te wā anake ka mate he Pākehā (TTR 1990:322). / He hoped that the King Movement would provide these types of procedures, unlike the Pākehā government, which allowed Māori to kill each other and only involved itself when Pākehā were killed.


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2. (noun) desire, hope, wish.

I taku taenga ki Ihipa i te Maramawhitu, tau 1941, koirā tonu tētahi o aku tūmanako, ki te wātea au, ā, ki tā Te Atua i pai ai, me haere rawa au kia kite i ngā wāhi tapu o te Whenua Tapu (HP 1991:153). / When I arrived in Egypt in July, 1941, that was one of my desires, that I be free, God willing, to actually go to see the sacred sites of the Holy Land.


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