pēni1

pēni1, (-a, -‘ia).

1. To paint.

Tē pēni nei au i tōku vaka.
I‘m painting my canoe;

Kua pēnia te au no‘o‘anga ki te pēni moana.
The chairs have been painted with blue paint.

2. n. Paint.

‘E punu pēni teatea tā‘au e ‘oko mai.
It’s a tin of white paint you are to buy. Pēni marō, powdered paint. Pēni tā, creosote. Pēni vai, liquid paint.
[Eng. paint.]

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