1. (noun) east wind, east, rainstorm, bad weather.
Ka pātukituki au i te whatitoka. He wahine nāna i huaki mai, ka titiro mai ki a au e tū ana, e mate ana, e hūwiniwini ana, e ākina ana e te marangai; hūkeke noa ana aku niho, ko tōku tinana katoa matangurunguru ana i te mātaotao (TWMNT 20/4/1875:87). / I knocked on the door. It was a woman that opened it and she looked at me standing there in trouble, chilled to the bone, lashed by the rain with my teeth chattering and my whole body numb from the cold.
2. (modifier) north, north wind, northerly.
Kei ngā marama o te hōtoke he nui rawa te ua, he kaha te hau, he tūpuhi marangai: he āhua whitiwhiti kē te āhua o te rangi ki reira, he mea anō he nui rawa te pūmāhu me te haumākū anō o te rangi (TWMNT 28/7/1874:187). / During the winter months a great deal of rain falls, athere are strong winds and northerly gales; the climate is variable there, and sometimes it is very humid and damp.