paroro

paroro, v.i.

1. Barren, unproductive and not bearing crops (of the land), famine-stricken, dearth, shortage, lean times.

Kua paroro te ‘enua nō te marō.
There was a dearth in the land because of the drought;

I te mou‘anga te ‘enua, kua ‘akaputuputu rātou i te kai nō te tuātau paroro.
When there was a glut, they stored up food for lean times;

Kua onge te tangata i te paroro‘anga te ‘enua.
People went hungry when there was famine in the land.

2. (Be) winter, the cold months (when food crops were scarce).

Te tuatau tanumanga, e te kotikotianga, te anu e te pukakā, te akaū, e te paroro, te po, e te ao,
time of planting and of reaping, cold and heat, summer and winter (or glut and shortage), night and day (Gen. 8.22).
[Ta. *paroro.]

onge

onge,

1. v.i. Be short of (something), lack (esp. food), be in a state of famine.

Kua onge te ‘enua i te ‘ava‘ava i te tuātau tamaki.
The island was without (or short of) tobacco during the wartime;

‘Ī rua marama i tō mātou onge‘anga i te vai.
We were short of water for two months;

Ko te ‘enua onge putuputu tēia i te kai papa‘ā.
This island often runs out of imported food;

Kua onge kōrua?
Are you two hungry?

2. n. Famine, dearth, shortage.

Kua roko‘ia taua ‘enuā ra e te onge ma‘ata.
The land was overtaken by a great famine. (See ‘akaonge, tāonge.) [*ho”e.]