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(-a, -ia), n. To twist (coconuts) into a bunch; a bunch or cluster (of nuts, fruit, berries). Kua maviri te tamaiti i te nu e kua amo ki te kainga. The boy did the coconuts up into bunches and carried them home; Kua pou te akari i te maviri-ia. All the ripe coconuts have been done up in bunches now; E rua ngauru eia akari i runga i teia maviri. There are twenty coconuts on this bunch; E aaki maviri ua koe i te anani. Pick the oranges in bunches (several at a time, not singly). [Ce. *ma-wiri.]

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