taka‘i‘anga, taka‘inga

taka‘i‘anga, taka‘inga, nom.

1. Pedal, treadle.

Ko tēta‘i taka‘i‘anga i tōna pātikara tei kino.
One of the pedals on his cycle is broken.

2. Bicycle race.

Tei iā ‘ai te rē i teia taka‘i‘anga pātikara i topa ake nei?
Who won this last bicycle race?

3. Way of stepping, stepping place, flight (of steps).

Kia matakite i tō‘ou taka‘inga.
Be careful where you put your feet, or (generally) watch how you go;

Kua ‘akariro rātou i taua ‘enuā ra ‘ei taka‘inga vaevae nō rātou i te tuātau tamaki.
They used the island as a springboard in wartime;

Kua ‘akavaravara ‘aia i tōna taka‘inga vaevae.
He lengthened his strides;

‘ē toru taka‘inga o te ara kākenga,
three flights of stairs.
[taka‘i -(‘a)nga.]

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