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tūwaewae takahia Play

1. (noun) type of foot movement in kapa haka.

Ko te tūwaewae takahia: He māmā te peke i ngā parowae me te piu whakamuri o te waewae matau. Ka paku tīrara te tau o ngā waewae ki te papa, ā, ka whiu hoki i ngā ringa ki waho, ki waenga (RMR 2017). / The tūwaewae takahia foot movement: The bouncing on the balls of the feet and the swinging of the right leg is gentle. The feet land on the ground a little apart and the arms are thrown out and into the centre.


takā Play

1. (verb) (-hia,-ngia) fasten (a fish hook) to a line.

Kātahi a Māui ka takā i tana matau, i te kauae o Muri-ranga-whenua (NM 1928:14). / Then Māui fastened his fish-hook, which was Muri-ranga-whenua's jawbone.


2. (noun) cord or thread for lashing an adze or a hook to a line.

Ka whakawhenahia ngā takā o te toki ki te kakau. / The lashings of the adze to handle were tightened.


takahi Play

1. (verb) (-a) to trample, tramp, stamp, tread, abuse, disregard.

Taro ake ka haku a ia i takahia te mana o tōna iwi o Moeraki (TTR 1990:351). / After a time he complained that the rights of his people of Moeraki had been disregarded.

See also takahanga


2. (verb) (-a) to disobey, defy, contravene, breach, violate, ravish (a woman).

Ki te mau mātau e takahi ana i tēnei ture a rātau, ka whiua mātau ki te kirikau, ki te pirita rānei, mamae rawa (HP 1991:32). / If we were caught disobeying this rule of theirs we were punished with the strap or a supplejack cane and it really hurt.


3. (verb) (-a) to travel.

I ngā wā o te waikanaetanga ka takahia e Te Rauparaha te nuku o te whenua ki te toro i ngā iwi e rata mai ana ki a Ngāti Toa (TTR 1990:297). / In times of peace Te Rauparaha travelled widely to visit the tribes who were friendly to Ngāti Toa.


4. (verb) (-a) to place the foot on anything (to hold it).

Ko te wahine tēnā nāna i takahi te kauahi (W 1971:367). / That is the woman who held down the bottom firestick with her foot.


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