/ (ˈɑːtuːə) /
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NZ a spirit or demon
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Word Origin for atua
Words nearby atua
Attucks, Attucks, Crispus, attune, attuned, atty., atua, Atum, ATV, at variance, atwain, at war
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How to use atua in a sentence
Yet the word Atua denotes gods who are recognised as ghosts of chiefs, no less than it denotes the supreme existence.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1|Andrew Lang
The white man's God they believe to be altogether a different being from their own atua.John Rutherford, the White Chief|George Lillie Craik
When this was done it was taken possession of by the Atua, whose spirit entered it.The Evolution of Theology: An Anthropological Study|Thomas Henry Huxley
On the morrow of the fight at Vaitele, an Atua man discovered a body lying in the bush: he took the head.
With Atua, the other disaffected province, we have been and are on the brink of 406 war.