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māia Play

1. (adjective) be brave, bold, capable, confident.

He māia taua tangata ki te eke hōiho, he tohunga hoki ki te whiu i te reti (MM 25/8/1853:4). / That man was a brave horseman and an expert at throwing a lasso.

2. (noun) bravery, courage, brave warrior, confidence, endurance, fellow.

Nā Māhutonga i tohutohu mai ō koutou tūpuna, me te nui hoki o tō rātou māia, kia whakawhiti ora mai rātou i Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, ki tēnei whenua (TP 7/1911:10). / It was the Southern Cross that guided our ancestors and with their bravery they were able to cross the Pacific Ocean safely to this country.

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