takoto

takoto, (-a, -‘ia). Lie or rest; brood (as hen).

‘Aere mai ki runga i te moenga takoto ei.
Come and lie down on the mat;

Tē takoto ‘uā ra te moa i runga i tōna kō‘anga.
The hen is sitting on her nest;

Tē takoto ‘uā ra taua rākaū ra i te ni‘a o te kauvai.
The log is just lying there by the bank of the river;

E tāmata i te takoto kia māoro au iā koe.
Try and lie down so I can massage you;

Kua varea ‘aia e te moe i tōna takoto‘anga.
He fell asleep when he lay down;

Kua takotoa te tuā‘u ‘ōniāni e te puaka.
The pig has been lying on the onion beds.
[Pn. *takoto.]

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