Wai

Māori Dictionary

wai
1. (noun) water, juice, liquid.

Pēhia ai te tahā ki raro i te wai kia kore ai e uru he hamuti ki roto. The calabash was pushed down into the water so that excrement would not enter.

2. (noun) stream, creek, river.

Ka haupū te kupenga tawhito ki uta, ki ngā parenga o ngā wai tauraki ai ki te rā, ka maroke, ka pakapaka. The old net lies in a heap on the shore and on the banks of streams to dry in the sun. It dries out and is baked.

3. (noun) tears.

Kai te pūheke mai te wai i aku kamo. The tears are flowing from my eyes.

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