mania1

mania1, v.i. 1. Smooth, flat.

E tāpateka koe i te ta‘ua o te ‘are kia mania meitaki.
Smooth over the (cement) floor of the house so that it is nice and flat;

Kua mania te tai.
The sea was smooth.

2. Blunt.

Kua vaira ‘aia i te toki i te mania‘anga.
He filed the axe when it got blunt;

Kua mania tēia mātipi i te pariparia ki runga i te ‘ātavā vī.
This knife has been blunted hacking on the mango branches.
[Pn. *mania2.]

moremore

moremore, v.i. Smooth.

E a‘u i te rākau kia moremore meitaki.
Plane the timber till it is nice and smooth;

‘e rākau pākiri moremore ‘ua,
a tree with a completely smooth bark.
(See ‘akamoremore, tāmoremore.)
[Pn. *mole2 RR.]

pateka

pateka, v.i. Slip, slide easily; smooth, slippery, sleek (of hair).

Kua pateka ‘aia ki raro mei runga i te toka.
He slipped down off the rock;

‘Auraka e ‘eke nā kona, e ngā‘i pateka tēnā.
Don’t get down that way, it is slippery there;

E pateka ngō‘ie ‘ua ana te pi‘a kaingākai.
The table drawer slides easily;

E a‘u pateka koe i tēia rākau.
Plane this timber down smooth;

E peru koe i tō‘ou rauru kia pateka meitaki.
Comb your hair nice and slick.
(see ‘akapateka, tāpateka, (‘aka-, tā-)pātekateka.)

pātekateka

pātekateka, v.i., fq. pateka. Smooth, slippery.

Kāre i pātekateka meitaki te rākau i tō‘ou ūkī‘anga ki te pēpa one.
You haven’t sandpapered the timber down smooth enough;

pātekateka mei te tuna,
slippery as an eel.
[pateka Rr.]

pārena

pārena, (-‘ia). To smooth, stretch, press or iron sthg out flat, to take the kinks out of rope or a fishing line by stretching it.

Kua tāpipiri ‘aia i te tūtū ki runga i te pēpa mārōki‘aki‘a ma te pārena ‘aere kia tika.
He pasted the picture onto a piece of cardboard and smoothed it out flat;

Kua ‘āuri ‘aia i tōna kāka‘u ma te pārena ki te kāka‘u mā‘ū kia tika meitaki.
She ironed her dress, pressing it with a damp cloth to get it nice and straight;

Kua pārena‘ia tāna a‘o tautai i mua ake ka ‘aere ei ‘aia ki te ‘ī ‘a‘ai.
He got his line straightened out before he went fishing for tuna.
[pā-7, rena1.]