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1. Rotten, decayed.

Kua pē tēnā pi‘ā vī, taria nā te puaka.
The mangoes in that box have gone rotten, take them away for the pigs;

te rau rākau pē,
decayed leaves;

Kua pē tō‘ou ni‘o.
Your tooth is decayed.

2. Soft and (over) ripe (of breadfruit).

‘Apaina mai ngā kuru pē ‘ei ma‘ani paki.
Bring over that pair of very ripe breadfruit to make

paki
pudding with.

3. Retted, soaked until soft and white (of hibiscus fibre soaked in the sea).

Kua pē te kiri‘au i roto i te tai, ka ‘aere mātou kā tiki.
The hibiscus bast has been retting in the sea, we‘ll go and get it.

4. Ripe and about to suppurate (of a boil).

Kua vā‘i‘ia tōna ‘ē‘ē e te taote i te pē‘anga.
The doctor lanced his boil when it was ripe.

5. Useless, no good.

Kua pē tēnā matīni.
That machine is no good.
(see pēpē1, ‘akapē(pē), tāpēpē, (‘aka)tōpēpē.)
[Pn. *pe‘e.]

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