Word Origin for marae
Examples from the Web for marae
The Maori led Bent to a small thatched hut on one side of the marae.
A council of the people was held on the marae, and the killing of Kane was narrated in minutest and barbaric detail.
The body was then carried, amid songs and shouts of savage triumph, to the marae, there to be offered to the gods.Curiosities of Superstition|W. H. Davenport Adams
The seven naked bodies were dragged into the pa and laid out in the centre of the marae.
I recognised at once the old priest of the marae, but how changed since I last saw him!The Island Home|Richard Archer