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pōhiri(tia) / pōwhiri(tia)

to welcome, a welcoming ceremony

Kāore anō ngā wāhine kia pōhiri atu ki ngā manuhiri.
The women have not yet welcomed the guests.
- this is a negative verbal sentence

E pōwhiri ana rātou ki a mātou.
They are welcoming us.
- this is an example of an active sentence

He pai rawa atu taua pōwhiri ki a au.
I really enjoyed that (aforementioned) pōwhiri.
- this is an example of a classifying sentence

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