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.]