1. (noun) lullaby, song composed on the birth of a chiefly child about his/her ancestry and tribal history.
He tohunga hoki te whakatakotoranga i ngā kupu, hei whakaatu i tō Ngāti Porou reo, i te āta kōwhiri o te kupu e rite ana mō tēnā mea, mō tēnā mea. He tohunga hoki te whakatakinga i te haere mā te tamaiti, mōna te whakaoriori (M 2006:40). / The choice of words is outstanding, presenting the Ngāti Porou dialect, and the appropriate word for each meaning has been carefully selected. It also gives outstanding guidance to the child for whom the lullaby was composed.