tākū

tākū, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Dye.

Tākūa tō kāka‘u ki va‘o i te ‘au kia teatea.
Put your clothes out in the dew to bleach;

‘E to‘u roa tō‘ou tākū‘anga.
You’ve dyed it too dark.

2. n. A dye.

Tēia te tākū muramura ‘ei tākū i tō pāreu kiri‘au.
Here is the red dye to do your

kiri‘au skirt; Tē tāvai tākū rengarengā ra ‘aia nō tāna ko‘e ma‘ani pare.
She is adding water to the yellow dye to do the bamboo sheet for the hats.

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