patapata2

patapata2, (-‘ia), fq. pata2.

1. Flick, flip, flash, shoot (catapult, marbles).

Kua patapatā‘ia tō māua taringa.
We both got a flip on the ear;

Kua patapata ‘aia i tāna kītā.
He strummed his guitar;

‘Auraka e patapata i te mōrī ki runga i tōna mata.
Don’t keep flashing the torch in his face;

‘E tuku tāku ka patapata, kāre au e pata iā koe.
It’s the target marbles I‘m shooting for, not yours.

2. n. Marbles.

Tēia te mō‘ina patapata ā Maru, kā rave tāua i tēta‘i.
Here’s Maru’s jar of marbles, let’s take some.
[pata2 RR.]

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