Free from tapu. The incantation (karakia) by which persons who are tapu from having touch the dead are freed and made common (noa).
- Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 34.
This article incorporates text from Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary (1891) by Edward Tregear, which is in the public domain.