pata5, n., (Bib. bata). Butter.
Kua parai petetue ‘aia i tāna varaoa ki te pata.
He spread the butter thick on his bread;
Ka ‘aere tāua kā ‘oko paunu pata mai.
Let’s go and buy a pound of butter;
Kua apai atu aia i te bata i roto i te ariki meitaki ra.
She brought out butter in a fine dish (Judg. 5.25).