Again, there is another class of spirits called nai, who unlike all other spirits are on friendly terms with men.
With great deliberation and much formality Wu-pom nai proceeded to loosen the boy's heavy plaits of hair.
Ra tukia ni mbongi na veivala, Ndua nai valu ma sorovi rawa.
The negative substantive verb is nai, gozanai, or vori nai which means 'not to be.'
The meaning of the latter ceremony is not clear; the significance attaching to the choti has been discussed in the article on nai.
"nai Bretaks" is given as "Mai Bretaks" in the table of contents.
"nai" is a general term comparable to "Mr." and applied to males of all ages who possess no higher title.
nai then went to the Quraish idol-worshippers and talked to them.
When a man dies in a foreign land, his soul appears as a nai to his sorrowing relatives and announces his sad fate to them.
It would appear from these proverbs that the nai is considered to enjoy a social position somewhat above his deserts.