(NZ) love, compassion, or affectionate regard
This placed in due order, is “I ora ai tatou, he aroha no te Atua,” we having been saved was a love of God.
Grammar of the New Zealand language (2nd edition) Robert Maunsell
The people came streaming from all sides, shouting “aroha maita!”
A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2 Otto von Kotzebue
We dallied frequently with young cocoanuts, and said aroha—love to you—to any lithe vahinees we encountered in our path.
Los Gringos H. A. (Henry Agustus) Wise
The canoe itself was similarly presented to the chief as a gift of aroha from Rup.
The adventures of Kimble Bent James Cowan
begone: Aroint thee, varlet! Historical Examples You shall not make a poetry cocktail out of Tennyson and Coleridge, and jam it down my throat; or I’ll aroint myself. The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams It has been suggested that the singular expression, “aroint, thee, witch!” Trees. A Woodland Notebook Herbert Maxwell Since ‘aroint thee, witch,’ is […]
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sentence substitute (archaic) away! begone! Historical Examples Since ‘aroint thee, witch,’ is your creed, I think you had better try him. The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain William Carleton
an odor arising from spices, plants, cooking, etc., especially an agreeable odor; fragrance. (of wines and spirits) the odor or bouquet. a pervasive characteristic or quality. Contemporary Examples The aroma of generations of wealth—not money, not people, but wealth—wafted through each room like a cloud of rare perfume. Prada and Gucci Show Off Strong, Smart […]
the use of fragrances to affect or alter a person’s mood or behavior. treatment of facial skin by the application of fragrant floral and herbal substances. noun the use of fragrant essential oils extracted from plants as a treatment in complementary medicine to relieve tension and cure certain minor ailments n. by 1992, from French […]