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namu

noun plural namu
  1. a black New Zealand sandfly, Austrosimulium australense
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Word Origin

Māori
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Examples from the Web for namu

Historical Examples

  • Whatever the trader said, that Namu believed with trembling.

    Island Nights' Entertainments

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Perhaps it was my duty to have denounced Namu and had him deposed.

    Island Nights' Entertainments

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • I had great confidence in Namu; I fear it only shows how easily we are deceived.

    Island Nights' Entertainments

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Perhaps 237 it was my duty to have denounced Namu and had him deposed.

  • He sought the family altar with trembling footsteps, repeating over and over again: "Namu Amida Butsu!"

    Myths & Legends of Japan

    F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis