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    1. (-a, -ia). Sing (a song). I imeneia ana tena imene i napo e tetai vaine i roto i te ratio. That song was sung last night by a woman on the radio; Auraka e ava ua me imene. Don’t shout when singing; Kua tauriuri te matakitaki i toku imeneanga. The audience swayed from side to side as I was singing.
    2. n. Song, hymn. Te uri imene nei maua. Were composing a song; E akaaka roa te reo o tena imene. That hymn is in too low a key. Te imene o te Ariki Vaine, God Save the Queen, the National Anthem. Amene tapu, church hymn. Koia te tamaiti uri imene tapu. He composes hymns. (See imenemene, akaimene, taimene.)

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