2. (noun) roof of a kūmara storehouse.
1. (noun) authority over the sea and lakes - although this is a modern term, the concept of authority over lakes and parts of the sea (mana o te moana) is traditional. According to Māori custom, land rights extended as well to adjacent sea or lakes with fixed boundaries for inshore and deep-sea fishing and the gathering of seafood.
Me hoki atu au ki te āhua o ngā kōrero kua hua ake i roto i ēnei rā: te mana whenua, te mana tangata me te kararehe hou nei, te mana moana (Wh4 2004:239). / Let me return to the types of terms being used today: 'mana whenua' (authority over land), 'mana tangata' (inherited status) and this new beast 'mana moana' (authority over the sea).
See also mana o te moana
1. (noun) sea horse, Hippocampus abdominalis - a quaint little fish usually mottled in browns. The body is narrow and strongly cross ridged on the sides. Head resembles a horse, but the tail is curled.
See also manaia
2. (noun) reef heron, Egretta sacra - a slaty-grey heron with a long, heavy, grey to yellowish bill. Legs relatively short, yellow-green. Hunched and almost horizontal when feeding. Found in mangrove inlets, rocky shores, wave platforms and intertidal mudflats.
1. (noun) oceanic plate.
1. (noun) whale - a general term.
Ko ētahi o ngā iwi o ēnei wāhi e kī ana he tupuna te tangata nei nō rātou, ā, e whakahua ana i te whakataukī i roto i te ngākau hīhī, 'Ānō te mahi a Paikea, te tangata i whakaahua nei i a ia, ki te ngohi moana!' (MM.TKM 3-4/1855:32). / Some of the tribes of these parts say that this man is an ancestor of theirs, and proudly quote the proverb, 'Behold the work of Paikea, the man who transformed himself into a whale!'
See also ika moana
1. (noun) ocean, open sea.
I mua atu i a koe ko te kaipuke iti a Kāpene Kuku, ōna hoe he kōmaru, i whiti mai ai i te moana tuauriuri, tau ana ki ngā wai o Hauraki (TWM 27/5/1869:2). / Before you, it was Captain Cook's small sailing ship, its propulsion was with sails, that crossed the ocean and arrived to the waters of the Hauraki Gulf.