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Mauri (Topical Term)

Preferred form: Mauri
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Whakamārama: Ka mau te hono o te tinana, te wairua hoki i te mauri Māori.

Scope Note: Mauri is the essence or life-force of both animate and inanimate objects. It binds the two parts of body and spirit together. When a living thing dies, its mauri/life-force dies with it but the wairua/spirit lives on.

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