One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The spirit or the soul.‘participants who stopped smoking confirmed a positive effect on their wairua’
- ‘It was an amazing place which was full of sadness, and you could feel the very wairua of those prisoners who had been there once.’
- ‘I may not have Maori blood in me, but the spirit —wairua—of New Zealand is in me.’
- ‘She explained how wairua was about connection, not spirits.’
- ‘I felt myself reaching for the megaphone to release that energy and wairua.’
- ‘We're doing well, and we can do even better to enhance the multicultural wairua of the city by all stakeholders.’
- ‘In retrospect, they could see how smoking had clouded their wairua "like a fog".’
- ‘He was accompanied and watched over by his wairua.’
- ‘Would he be consulted on his spiritual needs, on the wairua of this land transport programme?’
- ‘I believe that this can and will be done within the confines and wairua of our tupuna.’
- ‘The survival of the wairua was never assured.’
Early 19th century: Maori.
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