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tuhi māreikura Play

1. (noun) ornamentation of the forehead with red ochre.

Ko te tuhi kōrae, arā ko te tuhi mareikura, i haea tikatia ngā tuhi mai i tētahi taha o te rae ki tētahi taha (M 2006:206). / The marking of the forehead was the noble mark which was drawn straight across from one side of the forehead to the other side.

2. (noun) esteemed friend, respected friend, treasure, darling - a term of endearment.

Tēnei kua kitea iho i roto i ngā parirau o te manu nei a 'Te Pīpī' tētahi tuhi māreikura, mō tō tatou hoa, mō Rena Peneti (TJ 23/5/1899:9). / Now a treasure has been revealed in the wings of this bird, 'Te Pipi' ['Te Pipiwharauroa' newspaper] for our friend, Rena Bennett.

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