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taimaha

1. (verb) to be heavy, severe, harsh, onerous.

E taimaha ana te matā, ko te kōura, e taimaha ake ana (TKM.MM 13/3/1862:31). / Lead is heavy, but gold is heavier.

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2. (verb) to be very ill, seriously ill, ailing, oppressed.

Nō Maehe o 1919, ka whakatuwheratia tētehi whare hou i Ngāruawāhia hei pāremata mō Te Rata, erangi kīhai ia i tae, i te mea e taimaha ana te māuiui i runga i a ia (TTR 1996:227). / In March 1919 a new building for Te Rata's parliament was opened in Ngāruawāhia, but he did not attend because he was too ill.

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3. (modifier) heavy, weighty.

Ko te tangata e hara ana ki tētahi wahine mārena, ka āhei te whiu ina whakawākia kaua hei neke atu i te 100 rau tāra, ā kia rua rānei ngā marama e mahi taimaha ana ki ngā huanui (TPH 15/8/1900:3). / The man who abuses a married woman can be punished when he is sentenced with no more than $100 or two month's hard labour on the roads.

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4. (noun) weight, heaviness, burden.

Nō te 31 o Maehe 1915, ka rīhaina ia i tana tūranga. Nā te taimaha o ngā mahi i mahia e ia, ahakoa te āhua o Tāwhirimātea, a ia i whakamāuiui (TTR 1994:56). / On 31 March 1915 he resigned because of ill health brought on by heavy work in all kinds of weather.

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taimaha hārukiruki

1. (stative) be extremely heavy, extremely depressed, extreme difficulty.

hārukiruki

1. (modifier) very, extremely, incredibly, awfully, exceptionally - an intensive used only after taumaha, taimaha and toimaha.

I tanuku tōna tuarā i a ia e hiki ana i te poro rākau. He taimaha hārukiruki nō te poro rākau. / He sprained his back while he was lifting the log because the log was very heavy.

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rukiruki

1. (modifier) very, extremely, incredibly, awfully, exceptionally - an intensive used only after taumaha, taimaha and toimaha.

Whakaae tonu mai hoki tērā, tae rawa ake ki te tūnga o te hui i muri o te tina taumaha rukiruki te rōpū i te mōtini (TP 3/1912:5). / And they agreed so that when the meeting was finally started after lunch the group was overloaded with motions.

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