paura

paura, n. Powder: gunpowder, dynamite, (ignitable) head (of match), firework. Paura tinitō, face powder.

Kua kōmirimiri ‘aia i te one kia ‘unga‘unga mei te paura.
He crumbled the (clod of) earth till it was fine as powder;

Kua ‘aruru te paura.
The powder exploded;

Kua mā‘ū te paura o te māti i kore ei e kā.
The head of the match is wet so it won’t light;

Kua tutungi ‘aia i te paura.
He lit the firework;

te paura i runga i tōna pāpāringa,
the powder on her cheeks. Paura pēpe, baby powder.
[Eng. powder.]

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