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ma, prep. With, and.

    1. In company with, together with. Kua papaia aia, ma Parua atu. He was thrashed, together with Parua; Ko au ma teia au tamariki te ka aere atu. Ill be going together with these children; Kua aere matou, ma ia katoa. We went and he with us.
    2. Indicating concomitant action or state. Kua to ma te meitaki te parunu. The balloon landed safely; I aere mai ma te ngere, i oki ma te ki. (He) came poor and went back prosperous; Kua akarere aia i tana manu ma te mou piri ki te taura. He flew his kite, holding tight to the string; Kua aruru te mangungu ma te are katoa i te turorianga. The thunder crashed and the whole house shook; Kua oki ratou ki to ratou oire ma te rekareka. They went back to their vage rejoicing; Auraka e na runga i te ara o te katoatoa ma te kona. Don’t go along the public road in an intoxicated condition.
    3. In numbers, used to link units (1 to 9) to the higher orders (tens, hundreds, etc.). E toru anere e rua ngauru ma rima, three hundred and twenty-five; e toru anere ma rua, three hundred and two. (cf. ma4.) [Pn. *maa1.]

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