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numinumi Play

1. (verb) (-a) to conceal.

Kauaka e mara, e haere numinumi, aronui tō haere ki roto Te Tatau, Te Whare o Miru, i roria ai a Kewa (JPS 1922:76). / Do not, O friend, proceed in stealth, proceed in confidence, through The Door (of) The House of Miru, where Kewa was thwarted (JPS 1922:78).

2. (verb) to be ashamed, bashful, deterred.

Me i kore tāua i whai wāhi ki tēnei riri kei te tū whakamā tāua i ēnei rā, kei te numinumi mō tāua i tuku i ētahi ki te mate, ā ko tāua kia ora (TKO 11/1919:3). / We were fortunate that we had a part in this war but we are embarrassed now, we are ashamed that we sent others to die and we lived.

Synonyms: whakamā, konekone

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