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taukiri Play

1. (interjection) oh dear! (exclamation of distress or surprise). See taukuri for other uses of this word.

Auē! Taukiri ē! Te hinganga o Hone Herewini, ānō he hinganga nō te rātā whakamarumaru (HKW 1/101898:3). / Oh dear! Hone Herewini has died, as if the sheltering rātā tree has fallen.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 106; Te Pihinga Audio Tapes/CDs (Ed. 2): exercise 40;)

See also taukuri

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