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waitī

1. (modifier) sweet, melodious.

He wā tōna ka waiata tahi tātou, he wā anō ka whakarongo kau noa ki te reo waitī o Tūī e kawe ana i ētahi o ngā titonga nei. / At some stage we will sing together, and at others we'll just listen to the sweet voice of Tūī illustrating some of these compositions.

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2. (noun) sap of the cabbage tree.

waiti

1. (noun) Māori potato cultivar.

Waiti

1. (loan) (personal name) White.

Ko te nuinga i tukuna ki ngā tohunga Pākehā pērā i a Te Pēhi, i a T. W. Downes, i a S. Percy Smith, i a Hone Waiti (TTR 1990:22). / The majority were given to European academics such as Elsdon Best, T. W. Downes, S. Percy Smith and John White.

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Waitī

1. (personal noun) Maia - one of the stars in Te Kāhui o Matariki, the Pleiades star cluster. A star connected to fresh water and the creatures that live in rivers, streams and lakes.

E hono ana a Waitī ki te wai māori me ngā koiora katoa o ngā awa, o ngā manga, o ngā roto anō hoki (Matariki 2017:29-30). / Waitī (Maia) is connected to fresh water and all life of the rivers, streams and lakes.

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