rapa1

rapa1, (-‘ia, rapā‘ia).

1. To carve, shape out of wood.

Kua rapa rātou i te atua ‘ītoro.
They carved out idols;

Kua ‘ati te mātipi i tōna rapa‘anga i te rākau.
The knife broke as he was shaping the piece of wood;

Rapā‘ia kia oti, ka ‘aere tāua.
Finish off carving it before we go.

2. To glance off sideways (of a blade, etc.).

Kua rapa te toki i tōna pari‘anga i te rākau.
The blade of the axe glanced off sideways when he was chopping the tree down;

I te rapa‘anga tāna ‘oe kua ‘inga ‘aia ki raro.
He fell down when his paddle glanced off the water.

3. To flash.

Kua rapa te uira.
The lightning flashed;

Mē kite koe i te a‘i i te rapa‘anga mai, e ‘akaviviki mai koe i te ‘akakite kiāku.
When you see the light flash, come and let me know at once.
[Pn. *lapa2.]

patapata2

patapata2, (-‘ia), fq. pata2.

1. Flick, flip, flash, shoot (catapult, marbles).

Kua patapatā‘ia tō māua taringa.
We both got a flip on the ear;

Kua patapata ‘aia i tāna kītā.
He strummed his guitar;

‘Auraka e patapata i te mōrī ki runga i tōna mata.
Don’t keep flashing the torch in his face;

‘E tuku tāku ka patapata, kāre au e pata iā koe.
It’s the target marbles I‘m shooting for, not yours.

2. n. Marbles.

Tēia te mō‘ina patapata ā Maru, kā rave tāua i tēta‘i.
Here’s Maru’s jar of marbles, let’s take some.
[pata2 RR.]

kanapa

kanapa, v.i. Flash, glint.

Kua kanapa te uira.
The lightning flashed;

Kua kite mātou i te a‘i kanapa i roto i te reva.
We saw a flash of light in the sky;

te kanapa-‘anga o te mōrī pata,
the flashing of the torch. (See kānapanapa, tākanapa(napa).) [Ce. *kanapa.]

kōrapa1

kōrapa1, v.i., n. Flash.

Kua kōrapa te uira ē i muri ake kua ‘aruru te māngūngū.
The lightning flashed and afterwards the thunder pealed;

Ko te kōrapa ‘ua o te a‘i tei kitea.
Only a flash of the light was seen. [Ce. *koo-rapa.]