pāruru

pāruru,

1. (-a, -‘ia), n. (Provide with) wall, palisade, barricade, screen, partition; defend, shelter, protect(ion).

Taria mai te rākau kia pāruru tāua i te ‘are.
Bring the timbers so we can do the wall of the house;

Kua pāruru‘ia te ‘are o te moa ki te koro.
The chicken house was walled with cane;

Kua pāruru rātou i te va‘arua ki te au pūtē one ē kua ‘eke rātou ki raro ma tā rātou au pupu‘i.
They put a parapet of sandbags round the trench and settled down with their guns;

Kā riro tēia pā rākau ‘ei pāruru i te matangi.
This hedgerow will provide shelter from the wind;

Kua puta tōku rima i te pō‘aki i tō mātou pāruru‘anga i te ‘ōire.
A bullet wounded me in the arm when we were defending the town;

Ka pāruru tōna metua va‘ine iāia.
His mother will protect him;

Kua ma‘ani rātou i te patu takapini i te ‘ōire ‘ei pāruru i te ‘enemi.
They built a wall around the town to protect them from the enemy;

Kua tuku ‘aia i te ārai pā ‘ei pāruru i te a‘i kia kore e mārama ki roto i te ‘are.
He let the door-blind down to keep the light from shining into the house.

2. n. Pāruru a‘i, fireguard. Pāruru ‘āuri, armour plating.

Te pāruru ‘āuri petetue i runga i te tāngika,
the thick armour on the tank. Pāruru matangi, windbreak. Pāruru pēpa, wallboard.

Ngā vā‘anga pāruru pēpa,
a couple of sheets of wallboard. Pāruru pi‘a, batten (to protect crates).

Te pāruru pi‘a ānani,
the orange-box battens. Pāruru tamaki, shield, armour.

Kua mou ‘aia i te pāruru tamaki ki te rima kaui.
He held the shield in his left hand. Pāruru tīmēni, asbestos wall-sheets. Pāruru vari, mudguard.

Kua ‘oko pāruru vari ‘ōu ‘aia nō te pātikara.
He bought a new mudguard for the bike. Pāruru vīvī, chain-guard.
[Ce. *paaruru.]

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