tēnei

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Maori[edit]

Determiner[edit]

tēnei

  1. this (referring to something near to the speaker)

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Tokelauan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *te-nei. Cognates include Maori tēnei and Samoan lenei.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈteː.ˈne.i/
  • Hyphenation: tē‧ne‧i

Pronoun[edit]

tēnei

  1. this (near the speaker)

Determiner[edit]

tēnei

  1. this (near the speaker)
    • 1948, Tūlāfono fakavae a Tokelau [Constitution of Tokelau]‎[1], page 1:
      Ko te fakavae tenei e matea i nā nuku ma kafai ona tagata e faifaimea fakatahi, ma nonofo fakatahi i te filemu ma te fiafia.
      This foundation is recognised in the villages and if its people repeatedly do things together, and they live together in peace and happiness.

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References[edit]

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[2], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 382