urupae

urupae, (-‘ia).

1. Border sthg, line the edge of sthg.

Kua urupae ‘aia i tōna moenga ki te ‘ā ‘ūtū e te nono.
She plaited the border of her mat with ‘ā ‘ūtū and nono materials; Kāre i urupae‘ia ake taku moenga nō te manamanatā. I’ve been kept busy, I haven’t done the border on my mat.

2. n. A border, anything lining the side or edge, a selvedge.

Kua tanu ‘aia i te tiare ‘ei urupae nō tāna ‘āua tiare.
She planted the flowers to make a border for her garden; E tārava i teia rākau ki kona ‘ei urupae kia kore te vai e ta‘e mai nā konei. Lay this log down over there to stop the water flowing through here. Te urupae o te tai, high-water mark. Tē tāravarava ‘uā ra te rākau i te urupae o te tai. The pieces of wood were scattered along the high-water mark.

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