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    1. Shaded, shady, shade. Kua maru teia ngai i terao pu rakau. It is shaded here by that tree; E noo kotou ki raro i te maru o teia rakau, e vera te ra. Stay under the shade of this tree, the sun is hot; E aere koe e kimi ngai maru mai no tatou. Go and find us a shady spot; Kua aere te tamariki ki te ngai atea patapata ai i te maruanga te ra. The children went out into the open to play marbles when the sun went in; E noo koe akonei i te maru aiai ka oki ei. Wait for the cool of the evening before you go back; na te o ra o te maru-mate, through the valley of the shadow of death (Ps. 23.4). Maru topatapata, dappled shade.
    2. Sheltered, (overhead) protection or cover, protective rule or government. Ka oro tatou ki te ngai maru kia kore tatou e mau i te ua. Let’s find somewhere sheltered so we won’t get wet from the rain; I te maoraanga te reva, kua kapiki atu ra a Makea Ariki ma te reo maata: tei raro tatou i te maru o Peritane, kia riro teia reva ei tamaru ki runga ake ia tatou e tuatau ua atu. As the flag unfurled, the High Chief Makea called out in a loud voice: we are under the protective rule of Great Britain, may this flag be our protection for evermore. (See akamaru-(maru), amaru, marumaru, tamaru(maru), tomarumaru.) [Pn. *malu.]

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