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Definition of "morai" [morai]

  • A sort of elevated stone platform or terrace, often of considerable size, found on elevated sites in certain of the Polynesian Islands. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "morai" in a sentence
  • "During his excursion, he remarked a temple similar to a "morai," and which was called by the generic name of Faitoka."
  • "On traversing the shore, we discovered a morai, or rather a heap of bones."
  • "The word taboo implies interdiction or prohibition from touching the place, person, or thing tabooed; a violation of which is always severely punished, and at the king's morai, with death."