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ringa tōhau nui Play

1. (noun) industrious person, hard-working, active, tireless, conscientious, zealous - sometimes as ringa tōhaunui.

Te ringa tōhau nui (W 1971:429). / The hand that perspires a lot. (A whakataukī for an industrious person.)

See also tōhau

Synonyms: ngākau whakapuke, whiwhita, ngākaunui, ngangahau, whitawhita, ngākau whiwhita

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