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v.i. (Feel) pain, ache, hurt, painful. Kua mamae tona vaevae i te putaanga i te naero tutaeauri. His foot hurt when he stabbed it on a rusty nail; Kua mamae tona ngakau i te takakeanga tona tokorua ki tetai enua. Her heart ached when her husband went abroad; Kua aue aia no te mamae i tona mimiti. She cried out with the pain in her head; Te mamae nei i te papaki aau! That slap of yours is hurting!; Ko te ngai mamae teia. This is where it hurts; Kua mamae aia i toku taomianga i tona ee. It hurt him when I squeezed his boil. (See akamamae, tamamae.) [Np. *mamae.]

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