Tiki meaning

tēkē
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A male figure in Polynesian myth, sometimes identified as the first man.
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A wooden or stone image of a Polynesian god.
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Of or relating to a decorative style characterized by bamboo, palm fronds, tiki figures, and other popular representations of Polynesian culture.
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In Polynesian mythology, the first man, or the god who creates him.
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In Polynesia, a representation of an ancestor, god, etc., often a small sculptured figure worn as an amulet.
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Carved talisman in humanoid form, common to the cultures of the south Pacific Ocean.
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A Maori figurine representing an ancestor, often intricately carved from greenstone and worn about the neck as a talisman.
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Origin of tiki

  • Maori

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Maori tiki.

    From Wiktionary