ruai, rūvai

ruai, rūvai, v.i. Stale, flat, tasteless, spoilt (of vegetables, etc.).

Kua ruai tēnā taro, kāre e meitaki i te kai.
That taro is stale, it is no good to eat;

I te kore‘anga te vai puke kua kite te tangata ē kua ruai tā rātou au one taro.
When the floods subsided, the people knew that their bed of taro would be tasteless and watery;

Taria tēnā kūmara ruai ‘ei kai nā te puaka.
Take those spoilt


kumara for the pigs.

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