Definitions

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  • n. A ghost; an evil spirit.

Etymologies

From Maori. (Wiktionary)

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  • At the start of Kehua! by Fay Weldon, there's this:
    "May the Maori amongst you excuse this fictional foray
    into your world, for which, believe me,
    I have the greatest respect, having as a child
    in the Coromandel encountered both taniwha and kehua."

    October 26, 2013