maratea1

maratea1, v.i. Lose colour, fade, pale, wan, pallid.

Kua maratea te kara.
The colours have faded;

Ka maratea te kāka‘u ō‘ou mē pu‘a putuputu koe.
Your dress will fade if you wash it a lot;

Kāre te va‘ine tini e ‘inangaro i tēnā kāka‘u nō te maratea roa.
The women won’t like that material, it’s too pale;

Kua maratea tōna pākiri nō te roa i tōna maki‘anga.
His skin was pallid after his long illness;

muramura maratea,
pale (not vivid) red.
[-mara2, tea.]