matū

matū,

1. v.i. Fat, fleshy.

Kāre e ō ‘aka‘ou tēia piripou iā koe nō te mea kua matū roa koe.
These trousers won’t fit you any more because you have got too fat;

‘E ‘oro‘enua matū tō‘ou ē te mānea.
You have a fine well-fleshed horse. Te matū o te ‘enua, the fat of the land. Matū ‘īkokekoke, on the plump side.

2. n. Fat tissue, the fat.

Kua tunu rātou i te matū o te puakatoro ‘ei ma‘ani ‘inu.
They boiled down the fat of the beef to make dripping. Matū rori, the spaghetti-like roes of sea-cucumbers.

Tē varaipāni matū rori nei au.
I‘m frying sea-cucumber roes.
(See mātūtū, ‘aka-,tā-matū, ‘aka-,tā-mātūtū.)
[Pn. *ma-tu‘u.]

pori

pori, (-‘ia).

1. (Bib.). Fat, plump.

Kua kai iora oki ratou, e merengo atura, e poria atura.
And they ate, and grew full and satisfied, and got fat (Neh. 9.25);

E maata oki te poria o tona ra kopapa i to te tamariki ra.
And his flesh shall be plumper that that of children (Job 33.25). ‘Are pori, (obsol.), a kind of residential beauty school where, in former times, well-born girls were given special diet, massage, blanching, etc.
(see poripori, ‘akapori.)
[Pn. *poli.]

‘inu

‘inu, n. Oil, dripping, fat.

Kua pou te ‘inu o te matīni ‘ārote.
The tractor (or rotary hoe) is out of oil;

E tīpūpū koe i te ika, kia ‘akata‘e au i te ‘inu.
You cut the fish up while I melt the dripping;

Kua maringi te ‘inu.
The oil got spilt. ‘Inu ika, fish oil, cod-liver oil. ‘Inu mārō, grease.

E parai i tēia au ngā‘i o te matīni ki te ‘inu marō.
Apply grease to these parts of the engine. ‘Inu mata, linseed oil. ‘Inu puaka, lard. ‘Inu puakatoro, dripping. ‘Inu tā, creosote. Kēke ‘inu, doughnut. Tītō ‘inu, oilcan.
(See tā‘inu‘inu.)
[Pn. *sinu].