vaerua

vaerua,

1. Spirit, soul.

Kā ‘oki te vaerua ki te ngā‘i nō reira mai ‘aia.
The spirit will return whence it came. Vaerua kino, an evil spirit. Vaerua Tapu, Holy Ghost.

Kua ‘eke mai te Vaerua Tapu ki rotopū ia rātou.
The Holy Ghost came down into their midst.

2. Wits, consciousness.

Kua ngaro tōku vaerua nō te mataku.
I was scared out of my wits;

I te ‘oki‘anga mai tōku vaerua,
when I recovered consciousness.
[Ep. *wairua.]

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