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whakarāmemene

1. (verb) (-tia) to gather together, collect.

Whakarāmemene mai ana, kuhu mai ana i Te Kōhao o te Ngira te tira a Te Taura Whiri i runga i te kōnga o te reo tāwhiri o Ngāti Wairere (HM 4/1994:1). / The travelling party of Te Taura Whiri gathered and entered Te Kōhao o te Ngira when the welcoming call of Ngāti Wairere went out.

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2. (modifier) bringing together, assembling, gathering together, coming together.

Kāti, i runga anō i te reo whakarāmemene o Te Taura Whiri ka tau mai ki Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara nei tōna rua tekau tāngata nei pea (HM 4/1989:2). / Well, as a result Te Taura Whiri's invitation to come together in Wellington, approximately twenty people arrived.

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