1. (stative) be light-coloured, grey, faded (of colours).
E ai ki a rātau e mahara ana ki a ia, he tangata pakupaku noa a Tuakana, he hāmā nei tōna āhua, ā, tae atu ki ngā makawe me te pāhau pakupaku nei te mā (TTR 1994:6). / According to those who remember him, Tuakana was a small man of pale complexion, and his hair and small beard were white.
3. (loan) (noun) malleus, hammer - a hammer shaped small bone of the middle ear attached to the inner surface of the eardrum that transmits the vibrations from the eardrum to the incus.