The name of a type of witchcraft (makutu), so-called because the charm was effected by the tip (matamata) of the tongue of the tohunga or wizard secretly (puku) applied.
- Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 226.
This article incorporates text from Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary (1891) by Edward Tregear, which is in the public domain.