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māhana Play

1. (pronoun) for him/her. Used in this way when the possessor will have control of the relationship or is dominant, active or superior to what is possessed.

Ka pōrangi ki ngā maunga ki ngā wai matatiki, ki ngā rākau, ki ngā manu: kāhore hoki i kitea he wahine māhana (Tr 1874:34). / He searched in the mountains, at the springs, in the trees and the birds, but he could not find a wife for himself.

See also māna


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