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Mahuru Play

1. (personal noun) fourth lunar month of the Māori year - approximately equivalent to September. Also the name of the star Alphard, whose reappearance in the night sky heralds the start of this month.

Mahuru: Kua pūmahana te whenua, me ngā otaota, me ngā rākau (Best 1922:15). / The earth is warm as are the vegetation and the trees.


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