kaveinga

kaveinga, n.

1. Guide to direction.

Kua riro te ‘ētū ē te marama ‘ei kaveinga nō rātou ki Aotearoa.
The stars and moon were their guide to New Zealand. ‘Ētū kaveinga, guiding star, star used to navigate by.

2. Direction, course.

Tei ‘ea te kaveinga o Ma‘uke?
Which direction does Ma‘uke lie?;

‘E viviki ake mē nā tēia kaveinga tātou i te ‘aere.
It’s quicker if we take this direction;

Kua tuku te rangatira i te kaveinga ki te tokerau.
The skipper set a northerly course.

3. Compass.

‘Apaina te kaveinga kia ma‘ani‘ia.
Take the compass to be repaired.