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1. (verb) (-a) to bury, inter.

He mea mahi a ia ki te kāwhena, ā kawea ana a ia ki tana kāinga tupu nehua ai (TW 14/12/1878:626). / He was placed in a coffin, and taken to his original home to be buried.

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2. (noun) fine powder, dust, pollen.

He kai nā ō mātou mātua te nehu raupō (W 1971:220). / Raupō pollen was a food of our parents.

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3. (noun) spray (of the sea, etc.).

Ka rere te nehu o te tai (W 1971:220). / The spray of the sea flew.

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