1. (noun) oil well.
Ko te tino whakaaro anō hoki o Tiamana kia mate a Romānia nō te mea he whenua tino hua mō te witi me ērā atu āhua kai, ā he tino wāhi hoki tēnei nō Ūropi mō ana puna hinu (TKO 11/1916:5). / And the main plan of the Germans is to defeat Romania because it is a country with huge resources of wheat and other sorts of food, and it is also the main source of oil wells in Europe.
1. (noun) spring from deep underground, unfailing spring.
1. (noun) inherited status, mana through descent - mana that originates from the atua and is handed down through the senior male line from the atua. Also called mana tūpuna or mana tuku iho.
(Te Kōhure Video Tapes (Ed. 1): 6;)
See also mana tūpuna
1. (noun) grandfathers, grand-uncles, great-uncles, male ancestors - the western dialect form of tīpuna tāne and plural form of tupuna tāne.
He epeepe tonu nei rāua, ā, i te wā e kōhungahunga tonu ana i puta ai te whakahau a wō rāua tūpuna tāne rā, kia taumautia rāua i runga anō i te tikanga o te tomo (TTR 2000:68-69). / They were distant cousins and when they were still quite young their grandfathers decreed that they be betrothed under the customary practice of betrothal.
See also tīpuna tāne
1. (noun) grandfathers, grand-uncles, great-uncles, male ancestors - the eastern dialect form of tūpuna tāne and plural form of tipuna tāne.
Kātahi anō ka tuku te wahine ariki, te tāne ariki me te tamaiti ariki ki raro o te paparoa, ka whakarewaia mai te ua o ngā kahu o te paparoa, ka mauria e ngā mātua tāne ranei, e ngā tīpuna tāne rānei, ka tīmata te hoki ki te kāinga (JPS 1929:266). / The highborn woman, husband and child now moved under the paparoa, the garments were lifted by the collars and carried away by the male parents or male grandparents, and the return to the village commenced.