tāravarava, (-‘ia), fq. tārava.
1. Lay something down horizontally, lengthwise, or across something else.
Kua tāravarava‘ia te rākau ki runga i te ara.
Poles were placed across the road.
2. v.i. Lie horizontal or across.
Tē tāravarava ‘uā ra te aronga pā‘ī tai i runga i te one.
The swimmers were lying sprawled out on the sand.
3. Striped, streaked, marked with parallel or criss-cross stripes.
‘ī ‘ia te moni i tērā kāka‘u tāravarava?
How much is that striped material?;
‘e manu ‘uru tāravarava,
an animal with a striped coat.
4. n. Stripes.
Nō te tāravarava i runga i taua ‘āriki ro‘ī ra i kore ei ‘aia i ‘oko.
She didn’t buy the bedspread because of the stripes on it.