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pukahu Play

1. (verb) to be abundant, plentiful.

Ka whakapaungia te kaha kia pukahu te tupu o te rīwai hei hokohoko ki ngā kaipuke kia riro mai anō ai he pū, he paura (TTR 1990:19). / The expended energy in growing abundant crops of potatoes to trade for muskets and powder with the ships.


2. (modifier) abundant, plentiful.

Ehara tēnei i te tau pukahu kia rere te kākāriki (JPS 1893:159). / This is not a year of plenty when the kākāriki will come.


Synonyms: ngāhorohoro, mahamaha, maha, makuru, ngahoro, ngerongero, hua, humi, hāwere, rarawe, rari, nui, hira, ranea, huhua


3. (noun) abundance, profusion, plenty.

Ka haere a Te Purewa me tana kotahi, ahakoa te pukahu o te hoariri (TTR 1990:259). / Te Purewa went alone, even when the enemy was abundant.


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


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