pakū

pakū, v.i., n. Thump (noise of heavy object falling), thud, crash, bang. Pakū ki raro, crash down, fall heavily.

Kua ‘ati tōna vaevae i tōna pakū‘anga ki raro mei runga i te pere‘ō.
He broke his leg when he fell down with a bang from off the wagon;

‘E ‘apinga tērā e pakū ra i roto i te ‘are.
There is something banging in the house;

Kua ara māua i te pakū‘anga tēta‘i ‘apinga ki runga ake i te ‘are.
We were awakened by something crashing down on top of the house;

Kua rongo au i te pakū i runga i te ta‘ua.
I heard a thud on the floor. ‘Aere ma te pakū, clump round, walk or flounder with heavy tread.
(see ‘aka-, tā- pakū, ‘aka-, tā-pākūkū.)
[Pn. *pakuu.]

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