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waiwaiā Play

1. (modifier) beautiful.

Ka mutu te waiata waiwaiā ko tērā; ko te huatau ai o ngā kupu me te pai o te rangi (PK 2008:1054) / What a beautiful song that is; it's because of the elegance of the words and the nice tune.


Synonyms: purotu, tau, koea, ātaahua, hūmārie, hūmārire, ātanga, pīwari, turua


2. (noun) beauty.

Nā ngā tini whakaahua ōna me tētahi waituhi a C. F. Goldie i whakaatu mai te waiwaiā o tōna āhua (TTR 1994:25). / Many photographs of her and a portrait by C. F. Goldie show how beautiful she was.


Synonyms: purotu, rerehua, ātaahua, hūmārie, tau, hūmārire, ātanga


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