Definition of Taiahas
1. taiaha [n] - See also: taiaha
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Taiahas
tai chi chuan
tai chi chuans
taiahas (current term)
Literary usage of Taiahas
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1906)
"... use their weapons ; it was getting lighter by this time, and enabled the people to fall on the taua. Some of the taua, hearing the blows of the taiahas, ..."
2. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1905)
"With this end in view he bounded through the low doorway, and as he did so the blows of the taiahas fell thick and fast on his devoted head, but according ..."
3. The British Empire Series (1900)
"In the hair of the chiefs arc stuck feathers, and in their hands are meres, taiahas, and s|icars. Not until they were conquerors, and had fed upon the ..."
4. Fishing and Sea-foods of the Ancient Maori by Augustus Hamilton (1908)
"... and the small rings inserted in the eyes of the taiahas. The people living on the west coast of the North Island, between Wellington and Auckland, ..."
5. The Naturalists' Universal Directoryby Samuel Edson Cassino by Samuel Edson Cassino (1894)
"taiahas, or Maori Staff—Te Whata-wha, or Baule Axe —Stone, Bone and Wood Meres, or Patus — Maori Paddles—Balers — Stone Axes and Fish Hooks ..."
6. An Old New Zealander: Or, Te Rauparaha, the Napoleon of the South by Thomas Lindsay Buick (1911)
"... which, fastened on the end of long handles, were soon recognised as weapons vastly superior to the spears and taiahas of their fathers. ..."