pa‘u1

pa‘u1, (-a, -‘ia, -na).

1. Join together, splice.

E pa‘u koe i tēnā rākau ki tēia, ‘e poto roa.
Join that piece to this, it is too short;

Pa‘una mai tēnā ngā potonga ‘āuri.
Weld those two pieces of steel together;

E pa‘u koe i tēia ngā taura.
Splice these two ropes.

2. Graft, bud.

Tē pa‘u nei au i te ‘ānani ki runga i tēia au ‘uri rēmene.
I‘m budding the orange scions onto this lemon seedling;

Kua tārevakē tōku pa‘u‘anga i tēia ‘uri rēmene, ‘e teitei roa.I’ve
made a mistake budding onto this lemon seedling, I’ve put it on too high. Mātipi pa‘u ‘ānani, budding-knife.

3. n. Bud-stick, wood for budding or grafting.

Tē ‘ākara pa‘u nei māua ki runga i tēia pū rēmene.
We are looking for bud-wood on this lemon tree.
(see pa‘upa‘u1, (pa‘u)-pa‘unga).
[Pn. *pasu2.]

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