paru1

paru1, v.i.

1. Supple, graceful, relaxed (of bodily movement).

Kua paru te ‘ura a tērā tamaiti.
That child dances gracefully. ‘Oro paru, gallop.

Kua ‘oro paru te ‘oro‘enua.
The horse galloped.

2. Soft and yielding, pliant, deflated (as tyre or balloon).

Kia paru meitaki te one ka rūrū ei i te ‘ua kāpati.
When the soil has softened up, then sow the seeds;

Nō te paru i te one, nō reira kua ‘opu te vaevae o te ‘oro‘enua ki raro i tōna ‘aere‘anga.
The sand was so soft that the horse’s feet sank down into it as it went along;

‘E pōro paru tēia, kāre e meitaki i te tu‘e.
This ball is soft, it is no good for kicking around;

Kua pāmu‘ia te kiri o te torōka i te paru‘anga.
The truck’s tyres were pumped up when they were down.

3. Slack (of a rope).

Kua paru tēia taura, ‘ūtia atu kia eta.
This rope is slack, pull it out taut.
(see ‘aka-paru, tāparu1;(‘aka-, tā-)parukā, (‘aka-, tā-)paruparukā, (‘aka-, tā-)paruparu1, tīparu, tūparu.)
[Pn. *palu2.]

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