kōtu‘utu‘u

kōtu‘utu‘u, (-a, -‘ia). (Make) marks, dots, spots, splotches.

E tāmā koe i tēna ‘apinga kōtu‘utu‘u muramura i runga i tō‘ou mata.
Wipe those red flecks off your face;

‘E kōtu‘utu‘u parākava te kara o tāku puaka i ngaro.
It’s the pig with browny spots that I’ve lost;

E tika ainei i te nemera kia akatu ke i tona au kotuutuu?
Can the leopard change his spots? (Jer. 13.23). ‘Oro-‘enua kōtu‘utu‘u, a piebald horse. [kō-4, -tu‘u RR.]

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