taimana

taimana, n., (Bib. daimani: Jer. 17.1).

1. Diamond (gem, card suit).

‘E tāpe‘a taimana tāna e ‘a‘aō ra.
She was wearing a diamond ring;

E ma‘ani i te pū i tōku tāpe‘a mei te taimana te tū.
Make the boss of my ring diamond-shaped;

Kua tuku taimana ‘aia.
He led diamonds.

2. Magnet.

Kua ngotea te pine e te taimana i tōna ‘akapiri‘anga.
The magnet attracted the pin when he brought them together.
[Eng. diamond.]

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