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n.

    1. Stomach. E kinokino toku manava i teia ra, i toku manako no tei kai au i te matu rori. My stomach is upset today, I reckon it is due to my eating the fat of the sea-cucumbers; te aronga manava meitaki, those with strong stomachs (good digestions); Kua toro tona manava no te kaikai maata. His stomach stuck out through eating so much.
    2. Nature, disposition, temper. Manava kino, bad nature, malice. E tangata manava kino tera. That one’s got a bad temper; No te manava kino ia koe, no reira koe i pupui ei i tana puaka. It is the nastiness in you, that is why you shot his pig. (See pumanava, tumanava.) [Pn. *manawa.]

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