kōtu‘u

kōtu‘u, (-a, -‘ia). (Make) spot, dot, mark.

E kōtu‘u i te rau ki te matiē.
Dot the leaves in with green (paint);

‘E ‘apinga kōtu‘u muramura tei runga i tō pāpāringa.
There is a red spot on your cheek;

Mē ‘e kōtu‘u teatea tei runga i te tua, nāku.
If it’s got a white mark on the back, it’s mine. [kō-4, -tu‘u, cf. to‘u2.]

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