tāravarava

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.

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