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ngau

1. (verb) (-a,-ngia) to bite, gnaw, chew, hurt, itch.

Ko te whakauru ki taua karapu me ngau te tangata ki te paepae hamuti, kātahi anō ka mana ki te whai kī i roto i taua whakaminenga (TTT 1/2/1927:533). / For the membership of that club a person must undertake an initiation ritual and only then is he able to have speaking rights in that assembly.

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2. (verb) (-a,-ngia) to act upon, affect, afflict.

Kua kitea e ngau ana anō hoki tētahi rewharewha i tēnei wā a e rite ana ngā āhuatanga ki taua "Rewharewha Urutā", engari kāore i pērā te tino kaha o te ngau me te horapa haere (TTT 1/9/1928:844). / A strain of influenza has been discovered at this time. Its symptoms are like the Influenza Epidemic, but it is not as severe and hasn't spread as vigorously.

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3. (noun) bite, affect, itch, pain.

Kua kitea e ngau ana anō hoki tētahi rewharewha i tēnei wā a e rite ana ngā āhuatanga ki taua "Rewharewha Urutā", engari kāore i pērā te tino kaha o te ngau me te horapa haere (TTT 1/9/1928:844). / A strain of influenza has been discovered at this time. Its symptoms are like the Influenza Epidemic, but it is not as severe and hasn't spread as vigorously.

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4. (noun) striking, biting.

Kia kaha koe ki te ako i ngā karo, kia hemo ai te ngau a te rākau whawhai a tō hoa ngangare (HJ 2012:196). / You should be busy learning the parries, so that when the foe's weapon strikes it misses.

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