‘ōpue, ‘ōpuē

‘ōpue, ‘ōpuē,

1. v.i. Swell up, bloat.

Kua ‘ōpue te varaoa.
The bread has risen;

Ka ‘ōpue mē ō‘ia e te matangi.
It‘ll swell up if the air gets in.

2. Yeast or other leaven.

‘E ‘ōpue pī tete tāku e ma‘ani ana.
I use potato yeast.

3. Bread, loaf.

E vao‘o koe nāku, ‘ē rua ‘ōpue tirī ngi, ‘ē ‘ā mea ono pene.
Keep me two shilling loaves and four sixpenny ones;

Tē tunu ‘ōpue nei au.
I‘m baking some bread;

Ko ia te tangata tunu ‘ōpue.
He’s the baker. (See ‘ōpuepue, ‘aka‘ōpue.)

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