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`ai

to open a building, to hold a ceremony at the opening of a new building; to recite an incantation of a new building; to recite an incantaton at the opening of a new house; to recite an incantation or invocation at a ceremony at a marae, to officiate at a marae.

a`i

fire, light: that which burns or sheds a light or heat: note – this word has not in the past been written as it is spoken or sounded by the natives; in speech they distinctly sound a soft e before the a, being sounded dipthongally, and should, therefore, be...

a-i-e

a polynesian interjection or exclamation which has many meanings, and must be translated according to the emotional context, sometimes expressing: great annoyance; great weariness; great impatience; expectations; realisation, etc.