takahē

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See also: takahe

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Maori takahē.

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Noun[edit]

takahē (plural takahēs)

  1. A species of large flightless bird in the Rallidae family, endemic to New Zealand.

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Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From takahi (to trample); from Proto-Polynesian *taka-fi (to tread on, to trample) (compare with Hawaiian keʻehi (to stamp, to trample, to brace with one's feet), Tahitian taʻahi, Tongan takahi (to scratch)).[1][2]

Noun[edit]

takahē

  1. takahē, species of large flightless bird in the Rallidae family, endemic to New Zealand.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: takahe, takahē

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tregear, Edward (1891) Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary[1], Wellington, New Zealand: Lyon and Blair, page 450
  2. ^ Ross Clark and Simon J. Greenhill, editors (2011), “taka.2a”, in POLLEX-Online: The Polynesian Lexicon Project Online[2]

Further reading[edit]

  • takahē” in John C. Moorfield, Te Aka: Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index, 3rd edition, Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand, 2011, →ISBN.