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.)
petepete, v.i. Plump, sleek, very fat.
Kua petepete tāna punua puaka nō te ‘āngai putuputu ki te nītā ē te ‘akari.
His piglet was very fat through being fed frequently with pawpaw and coconut;
‘E mea tamaiti petepete tika ai tā‘au.
That is a plump little boy of yours.
kī kī , v.i., fq. kī 1. Full, bulging, plumped out, plump.
Kua kī kī tōna pāpāringa.
Her cheek is swollen, or she is round-cheeked;
Kua tī pū ‘aia i te au kāpati kī kī meitaki.
He cut the cabbages which had hearted up nicely;
‘e mea tamā‘ine kī kī
, a plump little girl. [kī 1 RR.]