Advertisement

Advertisement

tohunga

/ ˈtɒhʊŋə; tɒˈhʊŋə /

noun

  1. a Māori priest, the repository of traditional lore


Discover More

Example Sentences

Nor have they any particular reverence for the Tohunga or priest.

The light was little better than darkness; and the part of the room in which the tohunga sat was now in perfect darkness.

A successful Tohunga, or wizard, lived on the fat of the land; a few failures, and he was treated with discredit and contempt.

The heir-male was always regarded as the head of the family, and in the olden times was its priest or tohunga.

Do not suppose that the man who directed this business was an old tohunga.

Advertisement

Word of the Day

absquatulate

[ab-skwoch-uh-leyt ]

Meaning and examples

Start each day with the Word of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Dictionary.com Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


tohubohutoil