marere

marere, v.i. Drop, fall off (as fruit from tree), fall out (from a container), spill, fall down (as a wall); fallen etc.

Kua marere ‘ua te ‘akari marō ki runga i te one nō te pakari o te matangi.
The ripe coconuts dropped to the ground, the wind was so strong;

‘Aere mai ko‘i vī marere nā‘au.
Come and collect up the fallen mangoes for yourself;

Kua marere te moni ki runga i te mataara i te nga‘ae‘anga tōna pūtē piripou.
The money dropped on to the road when his pocket split;

Kua ‘akamata te rauru ō‘ou i te marere.
You are starting to lose your hair;

Kāre rava ‘e tangata i pakia ana i te marere‘anga te patu o te ‘are.
No one was hurt when the wall of the house collapsed.
[Np. *ma-lele.]

pata1

pata1,

1. v.i. Drip, form drop(s).

Kua pata mai te ua nā roto i te puta o te ‘are ki runga i tāna kaingākai.
The rain dripped through the roof onto his table;

Kua pata tōna ‘ou i tōna vāere‘anga i va‘o i te rā.
He perspired clearing the weeds around out in the sun;

Kua tā‘au ‘aia i tōna ‘ou i te pata‘anga.
He mopped up the beads of sweat as they formed.

2. n. Drop, spot, round mark.

Tāmā‘ia te patā vai i runga i te no‘o‘anga.
Wipe the drop of water off the chair;

‘Ōreia te patā ‘ou.
Wipe the beads of sweat off;

‘E a‘a tērā‘o pata kerekere i runga i tō‘ou rae?
What is that black mark on your forehead?;

‘Ōmai tēta‘i patā vai kia inu au.
Give me a drop of water to drink.
(see patapata1, ‘aka-pata(pata), (‘aka)kōpata, (‘aka)kōpatapata, tāpata1, (‘aka)tōpata, (‘aka)tōpatapata.)
[Ce. *pata1.]

tōpata

tōpata, (-‘ia).

1. Let fall in drops, sprinkle down.

‘Auraka e tōpata i te ‘inika ki runga i te kaingākai.
Don’t let any drops of ink fall onto the table.

2. Make a spot or dot.

Tōpatā‘ia te reta ‘ī
. Dot the letter I.

3. Fall in drops, drip.

Kua tōpata te ua ki runga iāia.
The rain dripped (through) onto him;

Ka tōpata‘ia koe e te ua mē tū koe i raro i tēnā punu puta.
The rain will drip through onto you if you stand under that piece of leaky roofing iron.

4. n. A drop, spot, dot.

E tuku ‘ē rua tōpata vairākau ki roto i te karāti vai ma‘ana kā inu ei.
Put two drops of the medicine in a tumbler of warm water when you take it;

‘Ea‘a tēnā tōpata i runga i tō rae?
What’s that spot on your forehead?;

‘E ‘apinga tōpata mura-mura tei runga i tō pona.
There is some kind of red spot on your shirt.

topatopa

topatopa, (topatopā‘ia), v.i., fq. topa. Fall, drop, etc.

Kua topatopa te ‘ua o te vī nō te pakari i te matangi.
The wind was so strong it brought the mangoes down;

‘E au ‘ānani topatopa tēia mei runga mai i te torōka.
These are some oranges which fell off the truck;

I tō rāua topatopa‘anga ki muri, kua tuku rāua i te ‘au.
When they got left behind (e.g. in the race), they gave up;

Ka topatopā‘ia koe e te pirī ki mē nā raro koe i te ngā‘i ‘anga‘anga.
You‘ll get bricks falling on you if you walk along under where they are working.
[topa1 RR.]

topa1

topa1, (topā‘ia), v.i.

1. Fall (i.e. free fall, not topple), fallen, dropped; a fall, etc.

E mou kia piri, kā topa koe.
Hold on tight, you‘ll fall;

Kua topa te moni iāku.
I’ve (accidentally) dropped the money;

‘Ākara, ka topā‘ia koe e te ‘akari.
Watch out, the coconut will fall on you;

Kua topa ‘aia ki raro i tōna matapōiri‘anga.
He collapsed in a swoon;

‘E ‘apinga topa tēnā, kāvea ki te ‘akavā.
Someone has dropped that, take it to the police;

‘e topa moto, kāre i te mea ‘inga ‘ua,
a knockdown blow, not just a fall. Topa tū, to fall and land upright on one’s feet.

Kua topa tū ‘aia ki roto i te tī mata‘anga.
He succumbed to the temptation.

2. Settle (as sediment does).

E tiaki kia topa te rito ka riringi ei i te vai.
Wait until the sediment settles before you pour the liquid off.

3. Drop, lessen (as wind, prices, weight, barometer).

Kua topa te matangi i te topa‘anga te ua.
The wind dropped when the rain fell;

Kua topa te vāito ‘uri‘ia.
The barometer has fallen;

Kua topa te ‘oko o te ‘ua rākau.
The price of fruit has fallen;

Kua topa tōna teima‘a.
His weight has fallen.

4. Be low, setting (as the sun).

Kia topa te rā, ka ‘aere ei tāua.
We‘ll go when the sun is low.

5. Fall, slip out (as words).

Nāna i tuatua mai i topa atu ei te reira tuatua mei roto i tōku va‘a.
What he said to me caused the words to slip out of my mouth.

6. Fall on, light on (a topic).

Kua topa tā rātou tuatua ki runga i te tero.
They fell to discussing taxation.

7. Be born prematurely, miscarry.

Kua topa te pēpe a taua va‘inē ra ē kāre i pakari.
The woman’s baby miscarried and was not fully formed.

8. Pass by, over; elapse, be ended (e.g. of seasons, events).

Mē topa te tuātau anu kā ‘oki au.
I‘m going back when the cold season is over;

Kua topa te tuātau o te ‘uri‘ia.
The hurricane season has passed;

Kua topa tā tātou ‘uipā‘anga ki muri ake i te tuaero ‘akaoti ei.
Our meeting went on past noon before it finished;

Teia Varaire i topa,
last Friday.

9. Covered, traversed (distance).

‘ī ‘ia maire i topa i teianei?
How many miles have we done now? 10. Be missing, fail to turn up, be omitted, overlooked.

Ko tēta‘i tamaiti meitaki i tō rātou pupu tu‘epōro tei topa.
One of the best players in their team was missing;

Mē topa koe i te ‘āpi‘i, ka ‘akautunga‘ia koe.
You‘ll be punished if you miss school;

Kua ngaropōina iāia i topa ai te reira tuatua.
He forgot, that’s why that matter wasn’t raised. 11. Be away, at a distance.

Kua topa ‘aia ki muri.
He has dropped behind;

Mē topa ‘aia ki mua kāre e rauka i te arumaki.
If he gets away in front there‘ll be no catching him;

Kua topa mātou ki te moana i pā mai ei taua matangī ra.
We were away out at sea when the wind struck;

I ‘aere mai ana, kua topa rā pa‘a ki te ara tī roa.
He came, but perhaps he has continued on his way. 12. Lose (a job, game).

Kua topa ‘aia i tōna tā‘onga ‘akavā.
He lost his job with the police;

Kā topa koe iāku i te ‘oro.
I‘ll beat you in the race.
[Ep. *topa.]