kō‘umu‘umu

kō‘umu‘umu, v.i., fq. kō‘umu. Whisper, mutter.

Kua kō‘umu‘umu te tangata i roto i te ‘uipā‘anga nō tō rātou ‘āriki kore i te tuatua tei ‘akakite‘ia.
The people were muttering in the meeting because they didn’t like what they had been told;

Kua kō‘umu‘umu ‘aia ki roto i tōku taringa.
He whispered in my ear;

Kua ‘akarongo au i te kō‘umu‘umu i roto i te ‘are.
I heard whispering going on in the house. [kō-4, -‘umu RR.]

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