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muna

1. (verb) (-ia) to talk privately.

Kua muna ia ki tana hoa piripono, he mōhio nōna kāore tana hoa e harihari i aua kōrero ki tētahi atu (PK 2008:483). / She spoke privately to her close friend because she knew that her friend would not tell anybody else.

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2. (stative) be confidential, anonymous, secretly.

Ko te mate kē e huna ana, e muna ana, e whakamokeke ana te āhua o te whakatū (Kāretu 2009:10). / The problem was that it was being held in secret and covertly.

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3. (noun) secret, confidentiality, secrecy.

I whakatenetene tonu nei te kaiwhakaako o Pine a Rotohiko Haupapa, he whao waruwaru noa nei tāna, ki te whāki atu i ngā muna whakairo a Te Arawa ki ngā kaiako o Ngāti Porou (TTR 1998:186). / Pine's teacher, Rotohiko Haupapa, was using only the paring chisel, and was reluctant to reveal the secrets of Te Arawa carving skills to the students from Ngāti Porou.

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See also kōrero muna

muna

1. (noun) ringworm - fungus infections of the skin causing circular inflamed patches.

He muna te mate o tērā ngeru. / That cat over there has ringworm.

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whakapuakanga muna

1. (noun) declaration of secrecy.

Whakaotia mai te Whakapuakanga Muna nā te Kaiwhakahaere Pōti i hoatu ki a koe (RT 2013:45). / Please complete the Declaration of Secrecy that the Electoral Officer gave you.

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kōrero muna

1. secret information, confidential information.

Nāwai rā kua whai taringa kē a Pēneti ki ngā kōrero muna e pā ana ki ngā mahi tōrangapū o Mareia (TTR 2000:20). / After a time Bennett was made the recipient of confidential information concerning the political activities of Malaya.

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kupu muna

1. (noun) password.

tohu muna

1. (noun) code - a system of words, letters, figures, or symbols for secrecy.

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