nōmena

nōmena, n.

1. Meaning, sense, significance.

Kāre ‘e nōmena i tā‘au tuatua.
There is no sense in what you say;

‘E a‘a te nōmena o tā‘au tuatua?
What is the significance of what you’ve said?

2. Noun.

‘Akataka mai i te nōmena i roto i tēia putunga tuatua.
Pick out the noun in this sentence;

nōmena ‘akataka,
adjective. [Lat. nomen.]

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