Definition of Tohungas
1. tohunga [n] - See also: tohunga
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tohungas
tohungas (current term)
toil and moil
Literary usage of Tohungas
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Parliamentary Debates (1898)
"... some sections of the Maoris by so-called tohungas. When an epidemic occurred, these men were the cause of many of the Natives under their charge dying. ..."
2. An Actor's Tour, Or, Seventy Thousand Miles with Shakespeare by Daniel Edward Bandmann (1885)
"... the great chief —His memorable last words—The War of 1845 — Heke — His address to his people — Maori superstition — Divination—The tohungas — The ..."
3. Maori Lore: The Traditions of the Maori People, with the More Important of by George Grey (1904)
"By fair speeches and many liberal and specious promises the tohungas were incited to exert themselves in forwarding all the necessary preparations for the ..."
4. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1916)
"the tohungas called on the god Kahu-kura to show himself and thus grant his ... The tohungas then called on Rongo-mai, the fighting fish-god to appear, ..."
5. The Uncivilized Races of Men in All Countries of the World: Being a by John George Wood (1883)
"Prayers, such as have been mentioned, are banded down by the tohungas or priests from father to son, and the youths undergo a long course of instruction ..."
6. Old Samoa: Or, Flotsam and Jetsam from the Pacific Ocean by John Bettridge Stair (1897)
"... tohungas, or priests, were able to do, and yet cannot explain them. The following is an incident told by the Maoris, but I never heard that Bishop ..."