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hāmā

1. (stative) be light-coloured, grey, faded (of colours).

E ai ki a rātau e mahara ana ki a ia, he tangata pakupaku noa a Tuakana, he hāmā nei tōna āhua, ā, tae atu ki ngā makawe me te pāhau pakupaku nei te mā (TTR 1994:6). / According to those who remember him, Tuakana was a small man of pale complexion, and his hair and small beard were white.

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hama

1. (loan) (verb) (-ia,-tia) to hammer, hit with a hammer.

I rokohanga mai e hama ana te kāmura, e pao ana te parakimete (TP 6/1900:1). / It transpired that the carpenter was hammering and the blacksmith was pounding.

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2. (loan) (noun) hammer.

Ko te hama me te kani ngā tino taonga a te kāmura. / The hammer and saw are the essential tools of a carpenter.

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3. (loan) (noun) malleus, hammer - a hammer shaped small bone of the middle ear attached to the inner surface of the eardrum that transmits the vibrations from the eardrum to the incus.

Ka tōiriiri te tōrino ina pā mai ana he ngaru oro, ā, ka whakawhitia ngā tōiriiri ki te hama (RR 2009:388). / The eardrum vibrates when sound waves strike it and the vibrations are transferred to the malleus.

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hama

1. (stative) be consumed, devoured.

Kua hama te kai i te poaka (W 1971:33). / The food has been devoured by the pig.

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