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.
‘akamānea, caus. mānea. Make attractive, beautiful, nice, decorate.
Ka ‘aere mātou ka ‘akamānea ‘are-pure āpōpō.
We‘ll go and decorate the church tomorrow.
‘aka‘ie‘ie, caus. ‘ie‘ie. Be beautiful, handsome, lovely, pretty.
‘E pēpe ‘aka‘ie-‘ie tika ai tā rāua.
They have a really beautiful baby.
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?
puretu, purotu. Lovely, beautiful.
Tei‘ea rā koe e taku tamā‘ine purotu?
Where are you then my beautiful daughter?
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.
venu. Beautiful (Mang. dial. = Rar. mānea).