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1. (noun) capture, conquest, defeat, overthrow, destruction, rout, sack.

Nō te taeatanga o te pā o te Tāke e te Rūhia i Niha i riro ai i te Rūhia te 8000 herehere a te Tāke me ngā pū repo e 90 (TW 19/1/1878:28). / When the Russians took the Turkish position at Sofia, they captured 8000 Turkish prisoners and 90 artillery pieces.

2. (noun) achievement, triumph, accomplishment, attainment.

Kāti, kei te wā anake e kitea ai te taeatanga rānei o tēnei tūmanako, te korenga rānei (TP 4/1911:2). / Well, only time will reveal whether this aspiration will be achieved, or not.

Synonyms: whakatutukitanga, haumāuiui, whakatutuki

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