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mahimahi

1. (verb) to copulate, have sexual intercourse, have sex, make love.

Ka puta te kupu a Te-manu-i-te-rā ki a Tāwhaki, "Kaua e puta ki waho i tā kōrua whare mahimahi ai, kei werohia korua e ngā hihi o Te-manu-i-te-rā.’ Kīhai i whakarongo a Tāwhaki, puta ana ki waho mahimahi ai (JPS 1892:22x). / Te-manu-i-te-rā (The-bird-in-the-sun) said to Tāwhaki, "Do not go out of your house to make love, lest you be pierced by Te-manu-i-te-rā's rays." Tāwhaki did not listen, and they went outside and made love.

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2. (noun) sexual intercourse, love-making, copulation, sex.

Nā, ka mutu tā rāua mahimahi, haere kē ana a Tāwhaki ki tētehi wāhi kē atu (JPS 1892:22x). / Now, when their love making had ended, Tāwhaki went away to a different place.

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3. (noun) low-born, commoner, plebeian.


4. (noun) hīnau, Elaeocarpus dentatus - tall forest tree with long leaves, whitish underneath and producing masses of white flowers and edible berries, the pounded kernels of which form a meal from which hīnau bread is baked, while the bark is used for dye for the initial stage of producing the black of muka.

See also hīnau

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