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ira atua Play

1. (noun) supernatural life, atua genes.

He ira atua anake rātou me ā rātou wāhine, he ira atua katoa, me ā rātou mokopuna; he tipua katoa. / They are only supernatural beings as are their women and all their descendants; they are all strange beings.

ira Play

1. (noun) life principle, gene - used with other words, e.g. ira tangata, ira atua.

Nā ngā kāwai o ōna mātua i pū ai te ira rangatira ki roto i a Paraire (TTR 1996:255). / Because of the lines of descent of his parents the chiefly genes were passed on to Paraire.

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