(in Polynesia) a chief or king.
These communities collectively acknowledged the superior prestige of an ariki, or hereditary high chief.
The City of Auckland John Barr
This misdemeanour was, in Maori eyes, fatal to his prestige as an ariki and a war-leader.
The adventures of Kimble Bent James Cowan
Next day the fern of his child is eaten by the ariki (head chief).
Grammar of the New Zealand language (2nd edition) Robert Maunsell
For the ariki is thoroughly aware of the gradual extinction which is coming for his race.
Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) William Delisle Hay
noun (pl) ariki
(NZ) the first-born male or female in a notable family; chief
a usually fleshy appendage or covering of certain seeds, as of the bittersweet, Celastrus scandens, or the nutmeg. Historical Examples By the end of aril, the several armies seemed to be ready, and the general forward movement on Corinth began. The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Complete William T. Sherman The aril is a […]
noun a structure in certain seeds that resembles an aril but is developed from the micropyle of the ovule
having an .
n. Latin Arimaspi (plural), from Greek Arimaspoi, mythical race of one-eyed people in Northern Europe who battled griffins over gold the griffins guarded. The name is said to be Scythian for “one-eyed.” Related: Arimaspian.