māori

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See also: maori, Maori, and Māori

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *ma(a)qoli (true, genuine, real). Compare Hawaiian maoli.[1]

Adjective[edit]

māori

  1. normal, usual, natural, common, ordinary
  2. native, indigenous, fresh (of water), belonging to Aotearoa/New Zealand, clear, intelligible
  3. freely, without restraint, without ceremony, without object, unannounced

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: Maori

Noun[edit]

māori

  1. aboriginal inhabitant, indigenous person, native (especially of the Pacific islands)

Further reading[edit]

  • māori” in John C. Moorfield, Te Aka: Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index, 3rd edition, Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand, 2011, →ISBN.


References[edit]

  1. ^ “Entries for MAQOLI [PN] True, real, genuine: *ma(a)qoli”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1], (Please provide a date or year)