RapaNui Sprache - Übersetzung Buchstabe P - ab pe
RapaNui Sprache - Übersetzung Buchstabe P - ab pe
- (also: pa) like, as, similar to;
he-mana'u Makemake mo aga i te tagata mo tu'u pe îa,
Makemake thought about creating man in his own image
(lit.: similar to him);
requires the use of the article
when not followed by a pronoun:
pehe me'e ena,
for instance, suppose for instance that...;
pehe me'e ena, he-moe ki te tagata e-tahi,
suppose for instance that you get married.
how are you?
how is that, how can it be?
likewise, in the same manner;
penei, pená, peira,
henceforth, in future;
- towards, in the direction of:
- pea, peapea, to go away with bits of food or mud sticking to one's
face or garments.
- pe'epe'e, to feel exhausted, worn out, ill-treated.
- pegopego, thick (of garments); to wrap oneself up in thick clothing;
kahu pegopego, thick clothing.
- pehiva, to leave the coast, out at sea: ku-pehivá, it
is already way from the coast.
- pehiva-á, interjection: if only, would to God, I wish that...:
pehivá-á koe ana-oho-ró ki Tahiti, if
only you could go to Tahiti!
- pei, grooves, still visible on the steep slopes of some hills, anciently
used as toboggans. People used to slide down them seated on
banana-tree barks. This pastime, very popular, was called pei-âmo.
- pe'i, a fish.
- pekapeka, starfish.
- to bite (of fish or lobster pecking at fishhook).
- to repeat an action:
he-peke te rua; ina ekó peke-hakaou te rua
don't you do it a second time;
ina ekó peke hakaou-mai te rua ara,
don't come back here again.
- penapena, to arrange the firewood for the fire to catch when preparing
to cook in the earth oven.
- pene, peneharatua, belt.
- pepa, peparere, butterfly.
- pepe, seat.
- to be chilled to the bone;
he-pepeke i te takeo;
to catch a cold.
- to grow stunted (of plants), to wither because of cold
he-pepeke te kumara i te toga,
[the leaves of] the sweet potato wither in winter.
- person unworthy of trust, for being a liar and a petty
he-pepeke, me'e reoreo; he-pepeke me'e ra'ura'u.
- pera, cemetary, taboo precinct.
- pere, in singing festivals such as the êi,
the line formed by the male singers, behind the seated women.
- a plant, resembling
but with white tubers
(pua is yellow).
- a banana, also formerly called
- piere, thousand; ka-piere, ka-piere, thousands and thousands
(meaning: many, lots and lots).
- pige'i, chicken tail feathers; the longer ones are called vaero,
the shorter pige'i.
- pigoa, small cave, rat hole: pigoa kio'e.
- pihi, time period (10 years according to some informants); to expire,
to end (of a period of time); ku-pihi-á te ta'u, the
year has ended.
- pikea, crab; some varieties are tutu au, tura moa, vitiviti, paki-maroa.
- to climb a steep slope.
- to contaminate, to infect, to pass on (a disease);
e-ûi koe o piki-mai.
be careful not to get infected.
- pikipiki, frizzy, curly; puoko pikipiki (more correctly: rauoho
pikipiki), curly, frizzy hair.
- to twist (vi); twisted, bent.
bend formed by part of the coast.
- to hide (vi); hidden;
tuna fish meant as a gift for someone, and which is
kept hidden away from others. See
na'a to hide (vt).
- slip knot (used with fishing lines).
- pikona, hiding place (possibly a misprint for pikoga).
- pikopoko'o, traitor; person who hands over (poko'o) to the enemy
someone who has gone in hiding (piko), taking asylum
in his house or in his cave.
- pini, nook, corner of a house, of a cave, etc.
- pinipini, pipini, to become crumpled, wrinkled (of garments).
- pi'opi'o, sweet juice of banana flowers.
- bud, sprout; to bud, to sprout;
ku-pipi-á te tumu miro tahiti,
the trunk of the
miro tahiti has sprouted.
- a small shellfish, common on the coast.
- pipihoreko, cairn, milestone.
- pípipípi, mix of dark and white spots; moa pípipípi,
chicken with multicoloured spots.
- pipi vare, a slug.
- to join (vi, vt); to meet someone on the road;
- to choke:
he-piri te gao.
- ka-piri, ka piri, exclamation: "So many!"
Ka-piri, kapiri te pipi,
so many shellfish! Also used to welcome
- ai-ka-piri ta'a me'e ma'a, expression used to someone from whom one hopes to
receive some news, like saying "let's hear what news you
- kai piri, kai piri,
exclamation expressing: "such a thing had never happened
to me before". Kai piri, kai piri, ia anirá
i-piri-mai-ai te me'e rakerake, such a bad thing had
never happened to me before!
- piripiri, a slug found on the coast, blackish, which secretes a sticky
- piriu, a tattoo made on the back of the hand.
- stench, smell of putrefaction.
- pus; to suppurate:
he-piro te harakea,
the boil is suppurating.
- pitipiti, weak (of knees): ku-pitipiti-á te turi o te korohua.
- umbilical cord; navel; centre of something:
te pito o te henua,
centre of the world.
Ana poreko te poki, ina ekó rivariva mo uru ki roto ki te hare o
here'u i te poki; e-nanagi te pito o te poki, ai ka-rivariva mo uru
ki roto ki te hare, when a child is born one must not enter the house
immediately, for fear of injuring the child (that is,
by breaking the taboo on a house where birth takes place);
only after the umbilical cord has been severed can one
enter the house.
- also something used for doing one's buttons up (buttonhole?).
- night; to get dark, to fall (of night):
it is getting dark. Formerly used, with or without
in the meaning of a whole day:
katahi te kauatu marima po,
po tahi raá,
first day of the week;
po rua raá, po toru raá,
second, third day, etc.
alone or aspo nui
, used to express the idea of good luck, happiness.
He-avai-atu au to'ou po,
I wish you good luck (when taking leave of someone).
Very common was this parting formula:
aná po noho ki a koe!
good luck to you!
- po-á, morning; i te po-á, in the morning; i
te po-era-á, very early in the morning.
- to touch (hai rima, hai va'e,
with the hands, with the feet).
- to tie a boat.
- po-ará, quickly, rapidly, swiftly: he-iri po-ará,
go up quick; he-ta'o itau umu era po-ará, he
cooked it quickly.
- po-e-mahina, formerly used of sleep-walkers (haha a po).
- poepoe, flat-bottomed boat; poepoe hiku reoreo, boat with flat
(snub-nosed) poop and prow.
- poga, nose (also: ihu).
- pogeha, noise, racket, hubbub; to make a noise, a racket. ina koe
ekó pogeha-mai, don't break my ears; tariga pogeha,
deaf person (also tariga po).
- poha, the four feathers which chickens and other birds have in the
extremity of the forearm of their wings (pinions?).
- dark; dark night; figuratively: forgotten;
ka-hakarere te me'e nei a te kona pohahá.
forget this, do not mention it again (lit: abandon this
in a forgotten place).
- te pohahá o te mata, shortsightedness, myopia.
- pohi, to shout, to challenge, to threaten; ka-pohi ki te ga poki,
ina ekó pogeha, tell the children not to make a noise.
- dirty, filthy:
pohutu-á te kahu o te poki rava kori i te oone,
the clothes of a child who always plays on the ground
- larva of dragonfly, also called
pohutu tere vai magaro
(because it swims in freshwater). Certain small stone
figurines were also called
- poíhoího, prow of boat.
- poki, son, daughter; in wider sense: nephew, niece, child in general.
Poki atariki, eldest child, first-born; poki hagupotu,
youngest child; poki hâgai, adopted child.
- pokino, place of squalor, of extreme poverty, of darkness.
- fragrant; to smell, to give off a smell:
he-poko te eo, it gives off a pleasant smell.
- to hunt, to catch with a trap, to snare.
He-kî e Tori: maaku-á e-ea ki te manu, e-poko i te po i ruga i
Tori said: I shall go and catch birds at night, up on
- thunder (also
- poko, pokopoko, hollow, hole, depression, any deep, concave object;
to leave in a hole, in a depression.
- pokoga, chasm; summit.
- pokohata, female rat: kio'e pokohata.
- poko'o, to hand over (in war times) a refugee to the enemy (also pako'o).
- pokopoko, woman bent under the weight of her years: vî'e pokopoko.
- pona, to tie fishing nets in a circle (called tutu kupega).
- po'oi, to raise chickens; vî'e po'oi. woman dedicated
- po'opo'o, a fish (according to some: Trachurus symmetricus).
- po-ora, snack eaten at night (sometimes during the day) outside normal
- to put something into something else, for instance,
stones in a boat before going fishing.
- to enter, to go in;
he-popo-mai kiroto ki te hare, he enters the house.
- bundle, bag made of leaves; to make a bundle, a parcel,
to leave something in a bundle, a parcel.
- pôpo, ball; to make small balls: kete pôpó ki'ea,
small basket with balls of coloured earth.
- popohaga, to dawn; he-popohaga, dawn breaks (one does not say:
i te popohaga, but: i te po-á).
- poporo, a plant (Solanum forsteri); poporo haha, a sort
of golden thistle.
- buoy made of totora reeds formerly used to swim to Motu nui.
- large basket for keeping things:
he-to'o i te pora kai kiroto ki te ana,
he took a basket of food to the cave.
- poreko, to be born; to give birth;
- porekoga, birth, parturition.
- to rub out, to erase; to become erased, to be rubbed
poremo-á te ki'ea i te úa,
ki'ea powder has been rubbed out by the rain.
- to be hungry;
poremo-á te tagata hai kai mo kai,
the man feels hungry for food.
- poriko, liar, cheat; to trick, to deceive.
- poro, poroporo, to chip (vt), to nick, to notch; chips, nicks, dents,
splits, gaps, breaks; hoe poro, broken knife, with nicks;
poroporo, blunt; poroporo hata, nicks or notches
on the edge of something.
- pororeko, to slip; slippery.
- porou, special gift. According to ancient custom, a gift of very special
meaning made by grandchildren to their grandparents, by nephews
and nieces to their aunts and uncles, by sons and daughters-in-law
to their parents-in-law, sometimes when they are still living,
sometimes on the day of their death, in which case the gift
is deposited on the corpse. This gift is always accompanied
by the express declaration that it is meant as a "porou," and
not a mere gift, and is a sign of gratitude, of union between
giver and recipient, and a token of perpetual memory. Those
who receive a "porou" do not keep it for themselves, but give
it to close relatives, parents, spouses, sibling; a woman gives
it to her husband or his close relatives, a man to his wife
or her close relatives.
- potahi, to get erased, rubbed out, to run off, said of the coloured
earth (ki'ea) anciently used to powder or paint oneself:
ku-potahi-á te ki'ea i te rima (i te ûa, i te
paahia). the ki'ea was rubbed off by hand (ran off
in the rain, in perspiration).
- poto, potopoto, short; ara poto, shortcut; he-poto te hagu,
short breath, to have difficulty breathing.
- potu, small stick (toothpick?); extremity or remainder of something.
- post, vertical stake of wood or stone, coastal landmark,
for instance a high rock used for orientation
(in front; one by the side is called tapa atua).
- Te pou, Sirius (in the constellation of Canis Major).
- chickens' middle toe.
- poukura, chickens' short, multicoloured feathers.
- pouo, anciently, a hat made of totora reeds.
- poúrí,see pohahá.
- to come forward to greet someone met on the road; to
walk in front, to go in front:
ka-pú a mu'a, let them go first.
- pú a mu'a, to intervene, to come to someone's rescue;
he-pú-mai a mu'a, he-moaha,
he came to my rescue and saved my life.
- ancient expression:
ai ka-pú, ai ka-pú,
tell us frankly what you think.
- hole, opening, orifice; well; circumference, rotundity;
He pú henua nó te me'e aau, he-oti-á; ina-á me'e ma'u o te rima
i-topa-ai koe, a placenta was all you had, it is a past thing now; you held
nothing in your hands when you were born
(stern words said to children to make them realize that
they must not be demanding, since they were born naked and
- to dig out (tubers):
he-pú i te uhi,
to dig out yams.
- a zingiberacea (plant of which few specimens are left on the
pua nakonako, a plant which grows on steep slopes and produce red,
- pua tariga (or perhaps pu'a tariga),
anciently, hoops put in earlobes.
fish when young and tender.
- (modern form of
to cover up something or oneself, to put on;
ka-pu'a te ha'u,
put on your hat;
ka-pu'a-mai te nua,
cover me up with a blanket.
- to respond to the song of the first group of singers;
to sing the antistrophe;
he-pu'a te tai.
- to help; ka-pu'a toou rima ki a Timo ite aga,
help Timothy with the work.
- pu'a-hare, to help a relative in war or in any need;
ka-oho, ka-pu'a-hare korua, ko ga kope,
go, give you relative a hand, lads.
- to speak out in someone's favour;
e pu'a-mai toou re'o kia au,
speak in my favour, intercede for me.
- puapua, summit, top, upper part; te puapua o te maúga, the
top of the mountain; te puapua kupega, the upper part
of a fishing net.
- pu'apu'a, to hit, to beat.
- puaka, cow, bull, bovine (modern word).
- puepue, said of a newborn baby when, a few weeks old, it begins to
distinguish people and objects: ku-puepue-á te poki.
- puga, a coral.
- puga, pugapuga, grown, mature but not yet ripe; fat, full, chubby;
ariga pugapuga. full, chubby face; maîka puga,
fully developed banana, but not yet ripe (ku-oko-á
te maîka); ragi pugapuga, bulky clouds, cumulus.
- pugaehu, covered in dust; dust in the air.
- to rise (of the sea, flooding the land).
- to grow fat (of animals).
- to blow; to light a fire; to extinguish, to blow out;
he-puhi te umu,
to light the fire for the earth oven.
- to fish for lobsters at night using a bait (but during the
day one calls it hî); puhiga, night fishing spot.
- puhia, (also kopuhia), to fly about, like ashes in the wind.
- puhiga Orogo, southeast wind which blows from Orongo.
- pukao, bun, topknot, the hair itself done in a bun.
- to earth or bank up:
puke i te oone;
he puke i te uhi
, to earth up the yams.
- to pile up, heap up stones or other objects
an artificial hillock for children to race around:
te puke mimiro.
- to rise up (of a smell).
- to escape (of a fugitive);
he escapes, he runs away.
- to feel an urge to defecate or to urinate, etc.:
ku-puku-á te mimi:
to need to urinate.
- rock, boulder:
puku oone, hillock, earth mound;
puku tagata, pubis.
- puku-ine, to get stuck in the oesophagus (of food).
- pukupuku, joints, bones of a joint; pukupuku rima, wrist bones;
pukupuku va'e, ankle.
- pukuraga, followers, disciples, students.
- puna, water hole, well (natural or artificial).
- running knot, slipknot.
- to escape, to slip out of (said of a chicken out of the
the coop, of a prisoner out of his prison).
- to break out (of boils):
he-puneki te harakea.
- to form, to break out (of bruises from blows)
he-puneki te uri o te hakari (body bruises),
te uri o te mata (black eye).
- punene, full to the brim.
- puni, punipuni, to become blunt; toki puni, blunt axe.
- punua, of hens, to peck at the eggs to help the chicks break free;
manu punua, newly hatched bird.
- pu'o, (also pu'a); pu'o nua, one who covers himself with
a nua (blanket), that is to say, a human being.
- pu-ohirohiro, waterspout.
tagata puoko hiohio,
hard-headed, opinionated person.
- skull (also:
- to be chilled to the marrow:
he-pupa i te takeo.
- pupuhi, cheek.
- pupupa, line from which hangs the kupega ature, a round or
oval fishing net.
- pupura, the part of the sugarcane or of the ti plant which is
cut off and planted again: pupura tôa, pupura ti.
- pupura rautoa, saltwater millipede.
- pupure, freckle; freckles (also: guregure).
- pura, to turn white; glow, brilliance; he-pura te mata, the
eyes twinkle (said of someone who looks at something with great
- pura pura, descendent; koau he purapura o Miru, I am a descendent
of the Miru tribe.
- pure, cowrie (Cypraea caput draconis); pure vaka , another
type of cowrie, which can float on the sea like a diminutive
- pu-reirei-hua, to touch one's penis with intention to masturbate.
- pureva, rock, stone (small enough to be thrown by hand).
- purína, a plant (verbenacea).
- puru, to lock up (a person or an animal); to protect oneself with a
shield: he-puru hai papae; to protect one's eyes with
a sort of goggles: puru mata (when diving for fish).
- to blister (of the skin, from burns)
ku-putití-á te kiri i te ahi.
- wind, flatulence;
he-putiti te eve
, to fart.
- putu, putuputu, of plants, to grow thickly, very close together, with
hardly any space in between.