whiri

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Maori[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Verb[edit]

whiri

  1. to twist

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *fili (compare Tongan fili), from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *piliq (compare Ilocano pili, Indonesian pilih, Malay pilih, Tagalog pili), from Proto-Austronesian *piliq.

Verb[edit]

whiri (usually reduplicated as whiriwhiri)

  1. to choose