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    1. v.i. Bare (of vegetation), cleared, denuded. Kua marae ua a runga i te maunga i te kaanga i te ai. It was all bare on the mountain after the fire; E ngai marae ua teia. This place is quite clear; I te maraeanga o te enua i te vai, kua tanu akaou te tangata ki te kai. When the land was denuded by the floods, people replanted it with food crops.
    2. n. A square or roughly rectangular area, bord-ered with stones, containing a platform or terraces, used for ceremonial and (former-ly) religious purposes. Kua akauruuru te ui tupuna i to ratou ariki ki runga i te marae ma te tautopa kia Rongo kia akamanuia mai iaia. Former gener-ations ceremonially raised aloft their king on the marae and called upon Rongo to bless him; Ko te ngai teia i au ei a Tangiia i tona marae. This is the place where Tangiia built his marae. [Pn. *malae.]

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