pāra‘i

pāra‘i, (-‘ia),.v.i. Squash, crouch, brood or sit (as bird on nest), sit (on the ground), lie down (as pig or horse).

Kua pāra‘i te tamā‘ine ki runga i te one ē kua auē.
The girl sat down on the ground and cried;

‘Auraka e ko‘i i te ‘ua ā tēnā moa, kua pāra‘i.
Don’t collect that hen’s eggs, she’s broody;

Kua pāra‘i te puaka ki raro ē kua ‘āngai i tāna punupunua.
The sow lay down and suckled her litter;

Kua pāra‘i‘ia te tuā‘u ‘ōniāni e te ‘oro‘enua.
The horse has been lying down on the onion bed.

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