paru2

paru2,

1. (-a, -‘ia). Entice with bait or lure, lay ground bait.

E paru koe i te kiore toka ki te vā‘anga ‘akari ka pākati ei.
Lure the rats with bits of coconut then set the trap;

Kua paru ‘aia i te miro kia pū mai ki te ngā‘i ‘okota‘i ka tā‘ei ei.
He put down ground bait so that halfbeaks would congregate in one place before he netted them;

Kua parua te unga ki te ‘akari tunu.
The hermit crabs were lured with baked coconut;

E paru koe i te ‘ā‘ā ki te ika kia ‘aere mai ki va‘o mei roto i te toka ka pātia ai.
Lure the moray eel out from under the rock before you spear it.

2. n. Ground bait, lure.

Kua pēpē‘i ‘aia i te paru ē kua ‘oro‘oro mai te ika.
He scattered the ground bait and the fish darted up.
(see tāparu(paru)2.)
[Ce. *paru.]

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