pata1

pata1,

1. v.i. Drip, form drop(s).

Kua pata mai te ua nā roto i te puta o te ‘are ki runga i tāna kaingākai.
The rain dripped through the roof onto his table;

Kua pata tōna ‘ou i tōna vāere‘anga i va‘o i te rā.
He perspired clearing the weeds around out in the sun;

Kua tā‘au ‘aia i tōna ‘ou i te pata‘anga.
He mopped up the beads of sweat as they formed.

2. n. Drop, spot, round mark.

Tāmā‘ia te patā vai i runga i te no‘o‘anga.
Wipe the drop of water off the chair;

‘Ōreia te patā ‘ou.
Wipe the beads of sweat off;

‘E a‘a tērā‘o pata kerekere i runga i tō‘ou rae?
What is that black mark on your forehead?;

‘Ōmai tēta‘i patā vai kia inu au.
Give me a drop of water to drink.
(see patapata1, ‘aka-pata(pata), (‘aka)kōpata, (‘aka)kōpatapata, tāpata1, (‘aka)tōpata, (‘aka)tōpatapata.)
[Ce. *pata1.]

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