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1. (particle) belonging to - combines with the dual and plural personal pronouns.


(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 52-56;)


2. (particle) has, have, owns (a possessive).

He kurī Hēni. / Jane owns a dog.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 108-110;)


3. (particle) that of, the one of. Used as an alternative form for te ... a.

Ko te kirimate mahi he tangi. / The bereaved family's job is to cry.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 126;)

See also tā ... i ... ai


4. (particle) Used in these ways when the possessor has control of the relationship or is dominant, active or superior to what is possessed.


(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 54-56, 140-141;)


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