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hīmene Play

1. (loan) (verb) (-tia) to sing hymns.

Ki te mutu te whaikōrero a Te Wherowhero Tāwhiao, ka hīmenetia te hīmene 166 me “Kawari” (TP 11/1899:11). / When Te Wherowhero Tāwhiao finished his speech, hymn 166 and “Calvary” were performed.

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2. (loan) (noun) hymn, psalm.

He hīmene nā Rāwiri, i tōna omanga atu i tana tama i a Apoharama (PT Nga Waiata 3). / A psalm of David, regarding the time David fled from his son Absalom.

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3. (loan) (noun) hymn book.

Ki te tangata e hiahia ana ki te Rāwiri, ki te hīmene … (TP 4/1900:11). / To people wanting prayer books and hymn books …

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