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karakia

noun
  1. NZ a prayer
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Word Origin

Māori
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Historical Examples

  • He assumes the shape of any animal at will, or flies in the air, all by virtue of the karakia or incantation.

    Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1

    Andrew Lang

  • The brahma answers almost to the Maori karakia or incantation and charm.