Aroha



noun
(NZ) love, compassion, or affectionate regard
Historical Examples

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

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