para‘ā, para‘a

para‘ā, para‘a, v.i. Flat, flattened.

‘E ma‘ani para‘a koe iā runga ake i tō‘ou ‘are.
Make the roof of your house flat;

Kāre au e ‘oko i tēnā kēke para‘ā.
I‘m not going to buy that flat cake;

Kua para‘a te ‘are o te moa ki raro i te ‘inga‘anga te nū ki runga.
The chicken shed was flattened when the coconut tree fell down on top of it;

E ‘uri koe i te tua para‘ā o te toka ki raro kā pao ei koe i te tuitui.
Turn the stone flat side down when you crack the candlenut shell;

Kua para‘ā ‘ua tēia mataara nō tei ‘aere putuputu‘ia e te tangata.
This track has been worn down through people using it so often.
(see pāra‘ara‘a.)
[Np. *pa-lafa.]

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