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-ngata. With difficulty, hard. (This form appears only as a qualifier to verbs (usually), or nouns, e.g. rave ngata, hard to do; tono ngata, hard to persuade to do something for one; rauka ngata, hard to get; pao ngata, hard to crack. It has been variously written joined to, hyphenated with, or separated from the preceding word.) Kua rave ngata teia angaanga. This work is difficult to do; E tangata akarongo ngata koe i te tuatua. It’s difficult to get you to do what you are told; E Saula, e Saula, eaa koe i takinga-kino mai ei iaku? E mea ravengata naau kia takatakai i te ko (Acts. 26.14). Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. (cf. ngoie, easily.) [Pn. *„ataa.]

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