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takai

1. (verb) (-a,-tia) to wrap up, wrap round, wind round.

I whānau anō au i te taha o te ākau, ā, i whiua atu au e koe ki te hukahuka o te tai, ā, he mea takai ahau e koe ki roto ki tōu tikitiki (NM 1928:6). / I was indeed born beside the coast and you threw me into the foam of the sea and you wrapped me in your topknot.

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2. (noun) covering, bandage, wrapper, packaging, parcel.

Ka kitea e tētahi kōtiro tētahi takai e takoto ana i runga i te huarahi haerenga waka (TPH 12/8/1905:4) / A girl found a parcel lying on the road.

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Synonyms: mara kaka mā, karukaru, tākaikai, tākai


3. (noun) small ostrich foot, Struthiolaria vermis - a spindle-shaped univalve that lives just beneath the surface of tidal flats and off sandy beaches along open coasts to depths of 90 m. The shell is yellow-brown.

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