mānea

mānea, v.i. Lovely, attractive, beautiful, nice.

Kua mānea tō‘ou kāka‘u i te tui‘anga.
Your clothes are nicely made;

‘E pū rākau mānea tērā.
That is a lovely tree;

Kua mātakitaki te tangata i tāna ‘āua tiare nō te mānea.
People went to look at her flower garden it was so beautiful;

E peru mānea koe i tō‘ou rauru.
Comb your hair nicely;

Kua rekareka ‘aia i te mānea‘anga tōna ‘are i te pēni.
He was pleased how attractive his house looked when it had been painted;

Ē Viriamu, ‘e mānea tika ai tō‘ou tokorua.
Your girlfriend is very pretty, William.
(See ‘akamānea.)

ruperupe

ruperupe, v.i.

1. Luxuriant, lush, vigorous (of the growth of vegetation and plants).

Kua ruperupe te tupu o te rākau i teia nei.
The trees are growing well now;

Kua tupu ruperupe te rākau i te pae vai.
The trees grew luxuriantly beside the river;

Kua rekareka te va‘ine i te ruperupe‘anga te tupu o tāna tiare.
The woman was delighted at the way the plants in her garden were going ahead.

2. Beautiful, lovely; beauty, etc.

NŌ te ruperupe iāia, nō reira koe i ‘inangaro ei.
Because she is very pretty, that’s why you like her;

‘E ‘āua tiare ruperupe tēia.
What a lovely garden of flowers this is;

Kāre āinei te au kara e ruperupe ana?
Aren’t the colours gorgeous?

taurekareka

taurekareka,

1. v.i. (Be) very beautiful, fine, lovely, pleasing, delightful.

Kāre e taurekareka ana te tupu o tā‘au ‘ānani.
Your orange trees aren’t doing too well;

‘E one tōmāti taurekareka te tupu, ‘ē te ‘ua katoa.
It’s a plot of tomatoes that is growing and fruiting well.

2. n. Beauty.

Nō te taurekareka i taua tamā‘ainē ra, nō reira ‘aia i ‘inangaro ei.
He loved the girl because of her beauty.
[Pn. *tau-lekaleka.]