A chief of ancient times, who was exceedingly benevolent and kind-hearted. He wept over those who met untimely deaths, or were killed in war. His descendants are proverbially called "The sacred, the priceless red feathers of Kiripuai."
- Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 150.
This article incorporates text from Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary (1891) by Edward Tregear, which is in the public domain.