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1. (-a). 1 Chop, lop, hack.

Tē pari nei au i tēia pū rākau nō te tāmarumaru i te pū ‘ānani.
I‘m chopping this tree down because it shades the orange tree;

Kā tae koe i te pari i tērā ‘ātava rākau?
Can you lop that branch?;

Kua paria te pū koka nō tei ‘arara ki runga i te pū meika.
The Bischofia tree was cut down because it was leaning against the banana;

Kua ‘aere te aronga pari rākau ma tā rātou au toki.
The woodcutters went with their axes;

Ka ‘aere mātou kā pari vaka.
We are going to chop a tree to make a canoe;

Kua motu tōna vaevae i tōna pari‘anga i te va‘ie ki te toki.
He cut his leg chopping firewood with a hatchet.

2. n. Adze, hoe, mattock.

Tēia te pari koi ‘ei tarai i tō vaka.
Here is a sharp adze to chip out your canoe;

E kave mai koe i te pari ‘ei ‘akaa‘u i te kūmara.
Bring the hoe to mound up the sweet potatoes.
(see paripari, ‘akapari.)

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