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tupu

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

Ko tēnei taru, ko te parakipere e mōhio ana ngā Māori, kei ngā wāhi katoa e tupu ana (TJ 2/8/1898:3). / Māori know that this plant, the blackberry, grows everywhere.

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See also tipu

Synonyms: tipu, , pūtake, take, hua


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

I te haringa mai i te tinana o Hone Heke, ka tangihia ki Ōtaki, ki Whanganui. Nō te taenga ki tōna kāinga tupu ki Kaikohe, ka uhungatia e Ngā Puhi tōna tūpāpaku (TP 3/1909:3). / When Hone Heke's body was transported here it was wept over at Ōtaki and Whanganui. When it reached his ancestral home at Kaikohe, Ngā Puhi performed traditional funeral rites over his corpse.

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


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

Ko ngā witi pūwhero e kaha ake ana te tupu, te hua hoki, i ngā witi kōmā (KO 14/10/1882:2). / Red wheat varieties grow and produce more vigorously than white wheat varieties.

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Synonyms: tipu, wana, pihinga, kotete, kōkihi, wene, pupuhi, pihi, pipihi, puhi, puhipuhi, kāwai, tītere

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