paroro

paroro, v.i.

1. Barren, unproductive and not bearing crops (of the land), famine-stricken, dearth, shortage, lean times.

Kua paroro te ‘enua nō te marō.
There was a dearth in the land because of the drought;

I te mou‘anga te ‘enua, kua ‘akaputuputu rātou i te kai nō te tuātau paroro.
When there was a glut, they stored up food for lean times;

Kua onge te tangata i te paroro‘anga te ‘enua.
People went hungry when there was famine in the land.

2. (Be) winter, the cold months (when food crops were scarce).

Te tuatau tanumanga, e te kotikotianga, te anu e te pukakā, te akaū, e te paroro, te po, e te ao,
time of planting and of reaping, cold and heat, summer and winter (or glut and shortage), night and day (Gen. 8.22).
[Ta. *paroro.]

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