pāra‘ara‘a

pāra‘ara‘a, v.i., fq. para‘ā. Flat(tened).

Kua pāra‘ara‘a te tiare i te moe‘anga te puakaoa ki runga.
The flowers were crushed flat where the dog had been lying on them;

E no‘o koe ki runga i tērā toka pāra‘ara‘a.
Sit down on that flat stone;

Kua uru ‘aia i te umu ē i te pāra‘ara‘a-‘anga te toka, kua tuku ‘aia i te kai ki raro ē kua tāpoki ki te ‘āriki.
When the stones in the oven had been raked flat he placed the food on them and covered it with banana leaves.
[pāra‘a Rr.]

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