tōpata

tōpata, (-‘ia).

1. Let fall in drops, sprinkle down.

‘Auraka e tōpata i te ‘inika ki runga i te kaingākai.
Don’t let any drops of ink fall onto the table.

2. Make a spot or dot.

Tōpatā‘ia te reta ‘ī
. Dot the letter I.

3. Fall in drops, drip.

Kua tōpata te ua ki runga iāia.
The rain dripped (through) onto him;

Ka tōpata‘ia koe e te ua mē tū koe i raro i tēnā punu puta.
The rain will drip through onto you if you stand under that piece of leaky roofing iron.

4. n. A drop, spot, dot.

E tuku ‘ē rua tōpata vairākau ki roto i te karāti vai ma‘ana kā inu ei.
Put two drops of the medicine in a tumbler of warm water when you take it;

‘Ea‘a tēnā tōpata i runga i tō rae?
What’s that spot on your forehead?;

‘E ‘apinga tōpata mura-mura tei runga i tō pona.
There is some kind of red spot on your shirt.

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