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Ana best thing a man can do for his children (52* d) RE: best thing a man can do for his children 08 Sep 99


Hi Kat - you asked for the meaning and origin of the word "arohanui". It is a New Zealand Maori term.

Aroha means Love, and nui - big. The latter is not so much in size but importance. It is a word imbued with spirituality.

Arohanui could then be a gift to be given - warm and enveloping as in te korowai aroha -the cloak of love. Ana


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