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tipu

1. (verb) (-ria) to grow, increase, spring, issue, begin, develop, sprout, prosper, originate - eastern dialect variation of tupu.

E tipu ana i reira te miro, te kawhi, te tupeka, me te tōhuka (TP 8/1899:3). / Cotton, coffee, tobacco and sugar cane grow there.

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Synonyms: whakapuāwai, tupu, , pūtake, take, hua


2. (modifier) real, genuine, own, ancestral.

I muri tata tonu mai ka mahue i a rātou tō rātou kāinga tipu, a Kāwhia (TTR 1990:246). / Immediately after, they abandoned their ancestral home at Kāwhia.

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Synonyms: tupu, taketake, ake, anō, , tinana, tino, tūturu


3. (noun) seedling, growth, development, shoot, bud, plant.

Ko te nuinga o ngā tipu he uri nō Tāne Mahuta, nō Rongomātāne, ā, nō Tangaroa hoki ētahi (RP 2009:402). / The majority of plants are of the realm of Tāne Mahuta, Rongomātāne and Tangaroa.

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Synonyms: tanu, pou, rākau, tou, rumaki, tiri, tiritiri, kōkō, whakatō, whakatōtō, whakatopatopa, marotiritiri, tupu, wana, pihinga, pihi, pipihi, puhi, puhipuhi, kāwai, tītere, kotete, kōkihi, wene, pupuhi


4. (noun) swelling, lump.

Me haere koe ki te rata kia tirohia mai te tipu i tō tuarā. / You had better go to the doctor to have the lump on your back looked at.

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Synonyms: poikurukuru, pōkurukuru, repe, koropuku, pungapunga, punga, huahua, pukupuku, puku

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