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māriri Play

1. (verb) to be tranquillised, allayed, alleviated, appeased, soothed, assuaged, subsided, abated.

Meinga ana e ia te tūpuhi kia marino, ōna ngaru kia māriri (PT Nga Waiata 107:29). / He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

Synonyms: mauru, mate

2. (modifier) gentle, soft.

Kātahi ka poia e te tohunga ki runga, ka whāngaia ki ngā hau māriri (W 1971:182). / Then it was tossed up and was fed with the gentle breezes.

3. (noun) peace, tranquillity, calm, serenity.

Kei tua mai o te tau 1868 ka tīmata te māriri o te whenua (TTT 1/2/1928:726). / After 1868 peace over the land began.

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