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    1. Soft and yielding (of materials), reduced to a powder or mash (of solid lumps), softened up (as tough meat by chewing). E maru meitaki teia roi. This bed is nice and soft; E tuki i te kaope kia maru meitaki. Pound the coffee (beans) into a fine powder; Kare e maru iaku tena puakanio no te uaua. That goat meat is too tough for me to chew up.
    2. Light (of the wind). Kua marino mai te tai no tei maru te matangi. The sea grew clam for the wind was light.
    3. Easy, not arduous. E angaanga maru ake teia i ta matou. This work is easier than ours; Kare e maru ia koe i te kakati i te pakapaka o te taro no te kirikiritia toou nio. It won’t be easy for you to bite the taro crust now that you have had your teeth out.
    4. Mild; eased (of pain, ness). Ka maru ua atu te mamae i toou mimiti. The pain in your head w ease; Kua maru mai tona maki. His ness doesn’t trouble him so much now.
    5. Mellow and low-pitched (esp. of bass voices), take the bass part in singing. E aere mai kotou e maru i ta tatou imene. You come and take the bass line in our song.
    6. Mild and gentle (of disposition, manner), easygoing, meek, courteous. E aroa tona e te maru. She is kind and gentle; E pati maru kiaia i taau mea ka inangaro. Ask him courteously for what you want; Penei ka maru mai tona ngakau. Maybe he w relent; Ko te tuatua maru ra tei akaanga ke i te riri. A soft answer turneth away wrath (Prov. 15.1); Kareka te aronga maru ra, ka noo ia i te enua. But the meek, they shall inherit the earth (Ps. 37.11).
    7. n. Cushion, upholstery, padding. Taria mai te maru o tena au nooanga ki vao i te ra. Bring those chair cushions out into the sun. Maru moto, boxing gloves. Na taku papa i oko mai i tena maru moto no taua. My father bought us those boxing gloves. (See akamaru, maruru, tamaru.) [Pn. *maluu.]

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