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n.

    1. Life principle, spirit, the seat of the motions. Kua rere toku mauri i toou akapoitirereanga mai iaku. My heart jumped when you startled me. Mauri mate, one of the nights of the moon, the twenty-seventh or twenty-ninth according to some reckonings. E mauri mate teia arapo, kare e puapinga te tautai. It is mauri mate tonight, it is no good going fishing.
    2. Spirit, ghost. Kua karangaia e te aronga taito e ka ori aere ua te mauri i teia arapo. The old folk used to say that spirits roamed about on this night. [Pn. *mauli.]

      Related to mauri