kānapanapa

kānapanapa, v.i., n. Gleam, shine, glitter, sparkle.

Kua kānapanapa te tāmaka ō‘ou.
Your shoes are shiny (well-polished);

Kua ūkī kānapanapa ‘aia i te ta‘ua.
He polished the floor till it shone;

Kua riro te kānapanapa o te i‘o ‘ei ‘akakino i tōku mata.
The glitter from the mirror hurt my eyes;

Mānea tika ai te kānapanapa o te tai.
What a lovely sparkle there is on the sea. [kanapa rR.]

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