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A dinga, s. The act of dancing, merriment, &c.

A'du, v. n. Following, pursuing, driving; as, “E ádu ána 'au ki á koe; I follow you:” “Téra nga mánu ádu mía mai; Drive hither those birds.”

A'duádu, s. and v. n.s. A short seine, or fishing-net. v. n. Following, as in courtship, wooing; as, “E ádu ádu wahíne ána ra óki ía; He is wooing.”

A'dukanga, s. An espousal by oath; from ádu, following, and kánga, swearing. Also, ádumanga, s. a courtship; and ádunga, or áduádunga, s. the act of following, or wooing.

A'dudu, s. Name of a certain place.

Adúe, s. Fern-root.

A' e hadi, s. Name of a certain shell-fish.

A'ha, p. Which &c. (See Grammar.)

Ahá, i. A word denoting surprise, discovery. (See Grammar.)

A'ha rau; A hundred whats or questions &c. Also the proper name of a person.

Ahau, p. I, and Me. Abbreviated, 'au. (See Grammar.)

Ahi, s.a. and v.n.s. A fire, or the act of catching fire; also copulation, generation; also the proper name of a person. a. Fiery; as, “E wáhi áhi; A fiery place, or spot.” v.n. Begetting; as, “Na waii áhi te tamaiti nei? Who begat this child?”—Causative, as, “Waka áhi; Causing a fire.”

Note.—Sometimes ahi is abbreviated, ai.

A'hi áhi,ad Evening; sometimes contracted, ai ai. (See Grammar.)

Ahínei, ad. Now; (from a, hi, and anei.)

A'hínga, s. A time of copulation &c.; also a slight or neglect; also the proper name of a person.

A'hinga tápu; A house or sleeping-room for a man and his wife.

A'hi tángata; Proper name of a person; also the name of a place.