parai1

parai1, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Daub, paint, smear (i swhere) with (ki sthg).

Kua parai te tangata i te au toka i te pae i te mataara ki te ngaika.
The people have daubed the stones alongside the road with whitewash;

‘Auraka koe e ‘aere vave kia parai au i tō‘ou ‘une ki te vairākau.
Don’t go before I’ve put some ointment on that sore of yours;

Kā oti iā koe i te parai i tēia tua ā tēia rā?
Can you get this side painted (varnished, whitewashed) today?;

Kua paraia te mata o te tamā‘ine ki te ‘akari i tōna ‘aere‘anga ki te pā‘ī tai.
The girl had some coconut oil rubbed onto her face when she went for a bathe;

Kua kī tōna pona i te pēni i tōna parai‘anga i te punu o te ‘are.
He got paint all over his shirt painting the roof of the house;

Kua ‘aere mai te aronga parai ‘are.
The painters have come;

Kua ‘oko ‘uru parai ngaika mai au.
I’ve bought a whitewash brush.

2. (Slang). Trick, fool, bluff, doublecross.

‘Auraka e parai mai iāku.
Don’t bluff me.
(see paraparai.)

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