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1. (verb) (-a) to originate, derive.

Ko tōna arikitanga i takea mai i tōna pāpā me tōna whaea ngātahi (TTR 1990:11). / Her aristocratic rank derived from both her father and her mother.

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2. (noun) reason, purpose, cause, origin, root, stump, source, beginning.

He tokomaha tonu ngā Māori kei te tāone e noho ana, nō reira hoki tētahi take i tika ai kia tū te mīhana ki reira (TP 7/1913:6). / There are quite a lot of Māori living in town, so that's a reason why it's appropriate that the mission be established there.

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3. (noun) topic, subject, matter, issue, concern.

Nā ngā mahi ātete ā-tinana i ngā kairūri i roto i Te Urewera, i tau ai te mōrearea ki runga i ngā take whenua (TTR 1994:11). / In the Urewera physical resistance to the surveyors engendered a sense of alarm over the land issues.

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4. (noun) claim, right.

See also take tuku, take raupatu, take tupuna, take whenua kite

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5. (noun) base, foot (of a hill, etc.).

Tāpukea ngā take o ngā rākau ki te maniua, engari kia tūpato kei hutihutia ngā pakiaka (TP 6/1908:11). / Cover round the bases of the trees with manure but be careful not to pull up the roots.

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6. (noun) plan.

Ka māharahara te iwi rā ki te take e mate ai taua ngārara i a rātou (JPS 1894:166). / The people thought about a plan by which they might killed that reptile.

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