1. n. Row, line, column.
I tanu au i teia pā rākau ‘ei pāruru i te matangi.
I planted this row of trees as a windbreak;
E tatau koe i te kātoatoa‘anga o te tamariki i teia pā.
Count the number of children in this row;
E ‘akaputuputu kōtou i teia pā nūmero.
Add up this column of figures. Pā ‘are, line of houses. Pā ‘enua, (i) line or group of islands.
Kua tupu te ‘uri‘ia ki te pā ‘enua tokerau.
A hurricane occurred in the Northern Group. (ii) overseas, foreign parts.
Kua ‘oki mai rāua mei te pā ‘enua mai.
They have returned from overseas. Pā maunga, range of mountains.
Kua ‘oro‘oro ‘aere te au puakani‘o nā runga i te au pā maunga.
The goats went running along the mountain ranges. Pā reo, keyboard of piano, etc.
2. n. Door, gate.
Vā‘ia atu te pā kia ‘aere atu māua ki roto.
Open the gates so that we can go in;
tēta‘i ‘īnere pā,
a door hinge;
Ka tuku oki koe i te pa i te pae o te araka.
And you shall put a door in the side of the ark (Gen. 6.16).
3. n. Dam, fish-weir.
Kua papare rātou i te ‘ature ki roto i te pā ē kua tā‘ei ki te ‘ōpai.
They drove the mackerel into the fish-weir and caught them in the
‘ōpai net; Tei te a‘u pā ‘a ‘Ērani mā;
Erani and the others are building a fish-weir.
4. (-‘ia). Place in a row or line, edge (a path, with stones).
E pā koe i te toka takapini i te ‘āua tiare.
Put a row of stones around the flowerbed;
Pā‘ia ki te toka.
Edge it with stones;
Kua ‘akanu-kanuka ‘aia i te mataara ma te pā ‘aere i te toka ki ngā pae.
He made steps in the path, edging both sides of it with stones.