1. n., fq. para1. Scraps, bits and pieces left over, dregs, marks, spots, stains or splashes (of paint, grease etc.).
Kua mitimiti te puakaoa i te parapara puakatoro i roto i te punu.
The dog licked up the bits of meat left in the tin;
‘Aere ‘ōreia ki te vai te parapara vī i runga i tō‘ou va‘a.
Go and wash off the bits of mango round your mouth;
‘E parapara pēni tēnā i runga i tō pereue.
You’ve got splashes of paint on your coat. Paraparā kai, scraps of food.
2. v.i. Spotted, splashed, soiled, smeared or stained with remnants.
Kua kite mātou ē i kai pata ana ‘a Puku i te parapara‘anga tōna va‘a i te pata.
We could tell that Puku had been eating butter from the smears left around his mouth;
Kua parapara te kaingākai i te ‘inika.
The table was spotted with ink.