para1

para1, n.

1. Scraps, crumbs, leftover bits and pieces, traces (esp. of food or drink), drops, splashes, dregs, sediment.

E ‘ōrei koe i te para o te nītā i runga i te umauma o te pēpe.
Clean those bits of pawpaw off the baby’s chest;

‘E rima parā vī tō‘ou.
You’ve got mango on your hands;

‘E parā kava tei roto i tēia karāti.
There are liquor dregs in this glass;

‘Ōrei‘ia te parā vai i runga i te no‘o‘anga.
Wipe those drops of water off the seat;

Tēia te tini parā kai ‘ei kai nā te puaka.
Here is a tin of scraps for the pig;

mereki parā kai,
dirty dishes;

I tōku manako, ‘e para papa‘ā tōna.
I think there’s a bit of English blood in him.

2. Slime, esp. the greasy coating on eel, slug or retted fibres; the sweet creamy paste (para ‘akari) coating the spongy kernel of a germinating coconut (uto).

Tāmā‘ia te para i runga i tēnā tuna.
Clean the slime off that eel;

‘E para patito tēia i runga i te rau.
It’s slug slime on this leaf;

‘Aere tāmā‘ia te para i runga i tēnā kiri‘au.
Go and clean the slime off that (soaked) hibiscus bast;

Kua kai ‘aia i te uto ma te mitimiti i te para ‘akari i runga.
He ate the nucleus of the sprouting coconut, licking off the creamy coating.
(see parākava, (‘aka-, tā-)parapara1,(‘aka-, tā-)tūpara.)
[Pn. *pala1.]

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