1. (personal noun) eighth lunar month of the Māori year - approximately equivalent to January.
Kohitātea: Kua makuru te kai; ka kai te tangata i ngā kai hou o te tau (Best 1922:16). / Kohitātea: Food is abundant; man eats the new foods of the year.
E whakaaro ake ana mātou i te Taura Whiri me whakaemi mai anō tēnei rōpū ā te marama o Kohitātea 1994, ki reira whakaoti ai i tēnei mahi whēuaua (HM 4/1993:7). / We at the Māori Language Commission are considering that we should regather this group in January 1994 to complete this difficult task.
See also Rehua