1. (noun) thousands.
Ka rekareka tonu taku ngākau ki ngā mana ririki i Pōhatu-whakapiri, kia haramai te takitini, kia haramai te takimano, kia paretaitokotia ki Tūranga! (TWK 19:34). / My heart is delighted with the common people peoples of Pōhatu-whakapiri, who have come in their multitudes, who have come in their thousands and alighted at Gisborne!
2. (modifier) thousands.
Haere rā, e koro, haere! Haere i te ara takitini, i te ara takimano, i te ara karere kore ki muri! (JPS 1922:80). / Farewell, Sir, farewell! Depart along the path trodden by the myriads, trodden by the thousands, the path which sends no messenger to the rear!