tākie

tākie, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Hoist (a boat’s) sails, sail a boat under canvas.

Nō te matangi meitaki, kua tākie ‘ua mātou i te pa‘ī .
Because the wind was favourable, we sailed under canvas;

Kua tākie ‘a Mi‘i i te vaka ki runga i te akau.
Mi‘i sailed the canoe onto the reef.

2. Travel under sail (subj. boat).

Kua tākie tō mātou pa‘ī i te ‘aere‘anga ki Ma‘uke.
We sailed to Ma‘uke under canvas;

Ka tākie te poti, mē ka tāmatī ni?
Will you sail her or use the engine? Pa‘ī tākie, sailing ship.

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