1. (verb) (-a) to pierce, stick in upright (as a feather or peg), adorn (with a feather, etc.), shine, fasten with a peg or nail.
2. (noun) muttonbird, sooty shearwater, Puffinus griseus, young of the sooty shearwater - a grey-faced petrel with a long slender bill hooked at the tip and silvery-grey flash on the underwings, which nests in underground burrows.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 14-16;)
E rua ngā mahinga tītī: ko te nanao ki te pī i te rua; ko te rama pī ka puea i o rātou rua (Te Ara 2011). / There are two stage in harvesting muttonbirds (sooty shearwaters): nanao, when chicks are extracted from their burrows; and rama, when the chicks are caught by torchlight when they come out of their burrows.
1. (noun) uppermost lines of moko on the forehead.
Nōwhea e oti i a ia, i a Te Māhuki, ngā pūhoro, me ngā peke-ngārara - ngā pūtaringa, te ngū, ngā tītī, ngā tīwhana, me ērā atu hanga (KO 14/4/1883:5). / There was no way that he, Te Māhuki, could complete the tattoos on the thighs, on the limbs, the marks under the ears, on the side of the nose, the uppermost lines on the forehead, the lines above the eyebrows, and other ornamentation.
1. (noun) one of great stamina.