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nau mai Play

1. welcome!.

Ka tū a Ngā Puhi ki runga i te marae karanga ai, “Nau mai! Nau mai!” ā ka tau anō a Ngā Puhi ki raro (JPS 1899:239). / Ngā Puhi arose on the marae and called, "Welcome! Welcome!" and then sat down again.


nau Play

1. (verb) to come, go.

Ka kitea mai koe e tō whānau hei karanga mai, "Nau mai, nau ake, takahia te one ki Te Arahanga (TW 24/10/1874:29). / When you are seen by your family they will call, "Come and tread the beach to Te Arahanga."


2. (interjection) come - followed by mai is sometimes used to introduce a suggestion.

E taku reta, nau mai haere ki te kawe i taku aroha nui ki tōku kōkā, ki a Warihia (TPH 30/6/1900:2). / O my letter, come and convey my great affection for my mother, Warihia.


3. (interjection) welcome - with mai, a call of welcome.

Nau mai rā, e Pēhi, te kaumātua i whakangaua ki te paepae o te mātauranga ki te 'mita' o te reo o ngā koeke kua huri atu ki te uru (TTT 1/6/1922:14). / Welcome Mr Best, you are the elder who was initiated into the knowledge and language of the elders who have turned to the west.

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