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taika

1. (loan) (noun) tiger.

(Te Pihinga Audio Tapes/CDs (Ed. 2): exercise 45;)

He nui hoki ngā taika kei te ngahere tata atu ki taua kāinga (TTT 1/6/1923:3) / There are also many tigers in the bush near that village.

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taika

1. (loan) (noun) tank.

I te mea ka tae mai te ahi ki reira, kātahi te tangata nei ka rere ki roto i te taika wai rāua ko tētahi atu tangata, ka whakamākūtia hoki he paraikete mō rāua (TPH 10/1/1906). / When the fire reached that place then this man and another one fled into the tank of water and they doused blankets with water.
I reira i mate atu i a rātou ngā taika o ngā Tiamana e kakari mai ana ki a rātou (TTR 2000:14). / There they defeated the tanks of the Germans who were attacking them.

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