Share this entry

Share this page

hei-tiki

Saltos de línea: hei-tiki
Pronunciación: /heɪˈtɪki
 
/

Definición de hei-tiki en inglés:

sustantivo

A greenstone neck ornament worn by Maoris.
Example sentences
  • The fabrication of the hei-tikis of the Maoris is said to have ceased in the early part of the last century.
  • Considered a good luck charm, hei-tikis are still items of prestige and exchange in traditional Maori society.
  • The back of a hei-tiki is usually flat, but this man carved an almost naturalistic back, with one leg tucked behind the other and the arms crossed behind the head holding a leather cord.

Origen

Maori, from hei 'hang' + tiki 'image'.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Más sobre hei-tiki

Palabras cercanas

Palabra del día emulous
Pronunciación: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something