Found 7 matches
Found 7 matches
1. (stative) be painful, sore, hurt.
Ki te mau mātau e takahi ana i tēnei ture a rātau, ka whiua mātau ki te kirikau, ki te pirita rānei, mamae rawa (HP 1991:32). / If we were caught disobeying this rule of theirs we were punished with the strap or a supplejack cane and it really hurt.
2. (noun) ache, pain, injury, wound.
Ko hūpē, ko roimata hei whakamauru noa i te mamae e kai kino nei, ā, mā te wā rawa te rāwakiwaki e whakangaro (HM 4/2009:4). / Mucus and tears will ease the intense pain and eventually in time the depression will recede.
1. (adjective) be light (not heavy), easy, less restricted, simple.
Otirā he māmā noa te kite a te Pākehā, i tāna taonga, i te karaihe whakanui, hei whakanui i ngā mea ririki kia kitea ai (TP 4/1901:6). / But the Pākehā can easily see them, with his instrument, the microscope, to enlarge tiny things so that they can be seen.
2. (noun) lightness.
Huatakitia atu tēnā pito o te rākau, kia kitea te māmā (W 1971:66). / Lift that end of the timber to see how light it is.
māmā ake Play
1. (stative) easier, simpler.
Kei tā Te Mākarini, e ōrite ana a Te Hāpuku rāua ko Te Moananui; engari, māmā ake tā rāua whakaoti mahi ko Te Hāpuku (TTR 1990:235). / Mr McLean considered Te Hāpuku and Te Moananui as equal, but it was easier for him to work with Te Hāpuku.
pukuhiko māmā Play
1. (noun) dynamo.
Mā te wīra o te pahikara te pukuhiko māmā e huri, ā, ka whakaputaina he hiko hei whakakā i ngā rama o te pahikara (RP 2009:341). / The wheel of the bike turns the dynamo and produces electricity to light the bicycle's light.