1. (noun) almanac, Māori lunar calendar, calendar - a planting and fishing monthly almanac. For most tribes the lunar months began with the new moon, but for some with the full moon (Rākaunui). The start of each month was aligned to the morning rising of particular stars. The maramataka names are similar for most tribes, but the order may vary from tribe to tribe.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 104-106; Te Māhuri Video Tapes (Ed. 1): 2;)