taiaha

/ (ˈtaɪəˌhɑː) /

noun

NZ a carved weapon in the form of a staff, now used in Māori ceremonial oratory

Nearby words

  1. tahrir square,
  2. tahsil,
  3. tahsildar,
  4. tai,
  5. tai chi,
  6. taibei,
  7. taichow,
  8. taichung,
  9. taif,
  10. taig

Word Origin for taiaha

Māori

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Examples from the Web for taiaha

  • As he listened to Heke he rested upon his taiaha, and smiled upon those about him.

    The Treaty of Waitangi|T. Lindsay Buick
  • As he shouted these questions and answers he ran swiftly backwards and forwards brandishing a taiaha as he ran.

    The Treaty of Waitangi|T. Lindsay Buick