pa‘upa‘u2

pa‘upa‘u2, (-a, -‘ia, –na), fq. pa‘u3. Answer.

Kua pa‘upa‘u au i te au pēpa tei tātāia mai i tēia ngā rā.
I’ve answered all the letters I’ve received in the last couple of days. Pa‘upa‘u (i te) tuatua, keep answering back, bandy words.

Kā moto au i ā koe mē pa‘upa‘u mai koe i tāku tuatua.
I‘ll hit you if you bandy words with me.
[pa‘u3 RR.]

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