pākarikari

pākarikari, v.i., fq. pakari.

1. Gradually attaining full strength and maturity.

‘E vao‘o koe kia pākarikari meitaki tō ‘oro‘enua ka ‘aka‘oro ei koe.
Let your horse develop its full strength before you ride it.

2. (Of growth). Slow in developing, thickset but retarded, stumpy.

Kua maniua au i tāku ngā pū ‘ānani i te pākarikari‘anga te tupu.
I manured both my orange trees as they were only growing slowly;

Kua pākarikari te tupu o tēia rākau, pēnei kua tū‘ia e te maki.
This tree is stunted, maybe it is diseased;

‘E tamaiti tupu pākarikari ‘a Rākau.
Rākau is a stocky little boy.
[pakari Rr.]

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