aroha

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

aroha (uncountable)

  1. (New Zealand) Love and compassion.
    • 1986, Joan Metge, In and Out of Touch: Whakamaa in Cross Cultural Context, →ISBN, page 124:
      As much as possible, even under threat, mana should be tempered with aroha.
    • 1995, Witi Tame Ihimaera, Kingfisher come home, page 129:
      They do not come to this meeting house with respect, nor with aroha.
    • 2019, Eugenie Sage, Green Party Communications:
      I am filled with aroha and compassion for our Muslim communities, for all migrants, for refugees and for Christchurch.
    • 2019 March 18, “New short-form Relay for Life captures aroha”, in Gisborne Herald:
      This year's relay really captured this because the atmosphere was beautiful and filled with aroha.

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *qarofa

Noun[edit]

aroha

  1. Love

Derived terms[edit]