Definition of Hongi

1. Noun. The Maori greeting of touching noses. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hongi

1. to greet another by pressing noses together [v -GIED, -GIING, -GIES]

Hongi Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hongi

honeysuckers
honeysuckle
honeysuckle family
honeysuckled
honeysuckles
honeysucks
honeytrap
honeytraps
honeyware
honeywort
honeyworts
hong
hong bao
hong kong
hongbao
hongi (current term)
hongied
hongies
hongiing
honging
hongis
hongs
hongshiite
hongweibing
honied
honing
honk
honk off
honked
honker

Literary usage of Hongi

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1. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1920)
"1mm accordance with which Mr. Hare hongi Ia responsible for the view,' “et forth in the following interesting paper. On one point we should like to state, ..."

2. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1856)
"A frightful instance of this occurred in the history of a chief, named hongi. His first introduction is described as follows:— 'Mr. Marsden met with him ..."

3. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1900)
"When hongi saw that neither of them would touch it, he drank the milk himself at ... If they had been able to drink the milk, hongi would not have prevailed ..."

4. Remarkable Incidents in the Life of the Rev. Samuel Leigh: Missionary to the by Alexander Strachan (1853)
"IN a former, part of this work, we have described the circumstances under which the New-Zealand mission was suspended in 1827. In that year 'hongi invaded ..."

5. An Account of New Zealand: And of the Formation and Progress of the Church by William Yate (1835)
"... THE MISSIONARIES—BATTLE OF KORORAREKA—OTHER BATTLES —hongi WOUNDED—EFFECT OF HIS DEATH UPON THE TRIBES— SLAVERY — FORTIFICATIONS—WEAPONS—CANOES—METHODS ..."

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