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maioha Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to greet affectionately, welcome, appreciate.

I maioha a Timi ki ngā ope i whakaeke mai ki te marae (TTT 1/4/1924:25). / James welcomed the groups who came onto the marae.

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2. (noun) affectionate greeting, token of regard.

Tohaina atu rā ēnei maioha, ēnei kupu whakamihi āku, a Te Taiti Te Tomo, ki ngā iwi o Te Tai Rāwhiti (TTT 1/4/1930:2035). / Distribute these affectionate greetings, these words of thanks of mine, of Te Taite Te Tomo, to the peoples of the East Coast.

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