mainu by Cook Islands Maori Database | Apr 12, 2013 | Dictionary: Buse, Taringa, Moekaa | 0 comments (-a, -ia). Anoint. Kia oti aia i te mainuia, kua akauruuruia. When he had been anointed, he was ceremonially (lifted on to the atamira and) acclaimed. [cf. Haw. maahinu anointed’.] Related to mainu Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.