pate1

pate1, (-a).

1. Putty.

E ‘akakīkī koe i tēia au va‘arua ki te pate ka pēni ei koe.
Fill these holes with putty before you paint;

Kua patea te au ngā‘i vāvā o te vaka.
The cracks in the canoe were stopped with putty. Pate ‘āpi‘i, plasticine.

2. Plaster.

Kua kiriti‘ia te pate i runga i tōna vaevae.
His leg has been taken out of plaster;

Kua patea tōna vaevae maki e te taote.
The doctor put his bad leg in plaster.
[Eng. putty.]

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