1. (paia). Hit, beat, strike, slash, spring up (of the wind).
Kua pā ‘a Tiare i te pōro ki va‘o i te kena.
Tiare hit the ball over the boundary;
Kua paia te pōro ki roto i te tai.
The ball was hit into the sea;
Nā‘ai koe i pā?
Who hit you?;
Ko ‘ai tā‘au i pā ei?
Who did you hit?;
Kua topa mai te nītā ē kua pā ki runga i tōku katu.
A pawpaw dropped and hit me on the head;
Kua paia tōku mata.
I got hit in the eye;
Kua paia te ‘oro‘enua ki te rākau e Tome.
Tome beat the horse with a stick;
Paia ki te rākau.
Hit it with the stick;
Ka ‘aere rāua kā pā kiekie ‘ei ma‘ani ‘īnaki.
They are going to cut lianas to make eel-traps;
Kua topa mātou ki te moana i pā mai ei taua matangī ra.
We were right out at sea when the wind struck.
2. (paia, pāria), v.i. Get hit, beaten, buffeted (by wind), affected by disease.
Kua pā tōna mata i tōku pē‘i‘anga i te rākau.
He got hit in the eye when I threw the stick;
Kua auē ‘aia i tōna pā‘anga‘ia e te toka.
He howled when he got hit by a stone;
Kua pā tō mātou ‘ōire i te matangi pakari ē kua ‘inga tēta‘i au ‘are.
Our village was struck by a gale and several houses collapsed;
‘Auraka koe e ‘akapiri mai kiāku, kā pā koe i te ‘ōni‘o.
Don’t come close to me, you‘ll catch chickenpox;
Kua pā tāku tōmati i te maki.
My tomatoes have got the blight;
Kua pāria tōku ‘oro‘enua e te maki.
My horse has caught the disease.
3. n. Bat.
Te pā ē te pōro,
bat and ball.
4. n. Batting innings.
Nā kōtou te pā,nā mātou te kapo. You bat, we‘ll field;NĀ kōrua e ‘akamata i te pā.
You two open the batting;
‘Akaoti i te pā,
to close the innings.