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    1. Ripply, very slightly fretted or ruffled (of the surface of water). Kua mainiini te tai i te araraanga mai te matangi. The (surface of the) sea grew ripply when the breeze sprang up; I te mainiinianga o te tai, kare e kitea meitaki-ia te ika. The fish couldn’t be seen clearly while the water was ruffled.
    2. Ticklish, tickling. Kua mainiini au no taau koko mai i toku kaokao. I got ticklish when you prodded me in the side; Kua kata maata au i toku mainiinianga. I laughed out loud when I came over all ticklish; E pona mainiini teia. This shirt tickles. [ma-, ini RR.]

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