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ngahue Play

1. (verb) to appear in great numbers, swarm, flock, mass.

E ngahue kau ana ngā kōura o Whitianga (G 1853:cxi). / The crayfish of Whitianga are massing.


2. (noun) abundance.

I te whakataukī rā, 'Ka riro te irikura, ka waiho te purapura a Whakaotirangi, te take o te irikura', e rite ana ki te maurikura, ki te taketake o te iri, nāna i taki mai te hua, te ngahue o ngā mea (M 2006:314). / In the proverbial saying, 'The irikura was taken, and the seed of Whakaotirangi was left, the origin of the irikura', the significance is the same as that of the maurikura, as to the lasting quality of the iri, which embraces within itself the fruit and abundance of various objects (M 2006:315).


Synonyms: kaipukahu, maruru, maha, makuru, nui, makurutanga, mahi, hira, huhua, huhuatanga, humi, pukahu, rahinga, ranea, tōnuitanga, harahara


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