para2

para2, v.i.

1. (Of fruit) fully ripe.

Kua para tērā vī i runga i te pū, ka ‘aere au ka ‘a‘aki.
That mango there on the tree is ripe, I‘m going to go and pick it;

i te para‘anga tāna tōmāti,
when his tomatoes were ripe;

Kua pou i te para.
They are all ripe;

Kua para roa tēia merēni.
This melon is overripe.

2. (Of leaves) yellowed off.

E katokato kōrua i te rau para o te tōmāti.
Nip off the yellow leaves on the tomato plants.

3. (Of pimple or boil), fully developed, come to a head, about to suppurate.

E ‘akakite mai koe ki te taote mē para tō‘ou ‘ē‘ē.
Let the doctor see your boil when it comes to a head;

Kua para te ‘ua‘ua i runga i tō mata, ‘ōmai kia pana‘ia.
The pimples on your face are ripe, come and let me squeeze them out.

4. Rotten (dialectal = Rar. 1).
(see parapara2, ‘akapara(para)2, tāpara.)
[Pn. *pala1.]

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