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takapū Play

1. (verb) to be corpulent, plump, stout, portly, rotund, burly, tubby.

Ka kōkau te tipu, ka rahirahi, ka ngāwari te waitohu o tēnā wahine hapū. Ka takapū te tipu o te wahine, ka whakahara, ka uaua anō tēnā āhua wahine ki te waitohu (JPS 1929:262). / If of slim, lean build then the signs of such a pregnant woman are easily noted. If the woman's build is stout and corpulent then again it is difficult to judge.


2. (noun) abdomen, belly.

Ka matika a Tia, ka tohu ki te takiwā o Rangiuru, ka tapa ki te takapū o tana tama a Tapuika (Te Ara 2013). / Tia rose up and pointed to the area of Rangiuru naming it the abdomen of his son Tapuika.


Synonyms: tia, kōpū, puku, riu


3. (noun) calf (of the leg), calf muscle.

Kei muri te takapū i te waewae i waenganui i te turi me te rekereke. / The calf is at the back of the leg between the knee and the heel.

See also tupehau


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