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atua

noun
  1. NZ a spirit or demon

Word Origin

Māori
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Examples from the Web for atua

Historical Examples

  • The Atua was supposed only to enter the image for the occasion.

    The Evolution of Theology: An Anthropological Study

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • And Atua set about to do vengeance, and Atua's wrath is sure and very dreadful.

  • It is said that the king of a division of Upolu, called Atua, once lived at that spot.

  • He was awaiting the message of his atua, the guiding-breath of Uenuku.

  • More just and terrible would be Atua's wrath for that lie to him and that wrong to thee and to myself.