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waimarie Play

1. (verb) to be lucky, fortunate.

I waimarie ngā mihingare i whakapiri atu a Tahu ki te āwhina i a rātou, ki te whakamārama i ngā tikanga a tōna iwi (TTR 1990:133). / The missionaries were fortunate that Tahu kept close to help them and to explain the customs of his people.


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2. (adjective) be lucky, fortunate, fortuitous, fortunately, providential.

He waimarie kē te hokinga atu o Murupaenga i te pokapū o taua tau anō (TTR 1990:63). / The return of Murupaenga in the middle of that same year was fortuitous.


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3. (modifier) lucky, fortunate, fortuitous, fortunately, providential.

Kāore he tangata o te Kāreti i taka i tēnei tau pērā i tērā tau; nō reira he tau waimarie tēnei (TKO 2/1915:10). / Nobody of the College has failed this year like last year, so this has been a lucky year.


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4. (noun) good fortune, luck.

Kāti, e kī ana te Kāwanatanga, nō ngā ariki o te ngāherehere tēnei waimarie (HP 1991:280). / Well, the Government were saying that this good fortune was due to the owners of the forest.


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