pākiri

pākiri, n.

1.

(a) Skin, hide (of people, animals).

Kua to‘u kerekere tōna pākiri nō te anu.
His skin was blue with the cold;

E ‘o‘ore meitaki kōtou i te pākiri o te puakani‘o ‘ei ma‘ani i te pa‘u.
Flay the goat’s skin carefully to make a drum with. Pākiri va‘a, lips.

‘Auraka e tāmuramura i tō‘ou pākiri va‘a.
Don’t put lipstick on.

(b) Gobbet of fatty skin.

Ko‘ia mai tēnā au pākiri puaka.
Pick up those bits of pork fat.

2. Peel, rind.

E mātipi koe i te pākiri o te taro kā tunu ei.
Cut the rind off the taro before you cook them. Tiāmu pākiri ‘ānani, marmalade. Kai pākiri, eat fruit with the skin on. Ta‘u pākiri, bake vegetables in their skins.

3. Bark.

Kua tīpūpū ‘aia i tōna ingoa ki roto i te pākiri o te rākau.
He carved his name in the bark of the tree.

4. Cover (of book).

‘E puka pākiri petetue tēia.
This book has a thick cover.
[pā-7, kiri.]

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