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v.i. Have slight, vague or indistinct sense of knowledge of something, have an inkling, glimmering or suspicion. Kua makiri aia i teia au tuatua, inara kare aia e inangaro i te taiku ua atu ki tetai. He knew a little bit about these stories that are going around, but he didn’t like to say anything about it to anyone; Kua kite makiri ua au, kare e ko te katoaanga o te tuatua. I only know a bit about it, not the whole story; Kua akarongo makiri aia i te tuatua o te moni a tona metua, inara kare e rauka iaia i te akapapu. He had heard something of the story of his father’s money, but he couldn’t be sure about it; Kua kite makiri aia i te au mea tei tupu ki te enua o tona metua. He had an inkling of what happened to his father’s land. [? Pn. *ma-kila.]

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