tūtere, (‘Ātiu dial. = Rar. tere). Travel.
tūtū‘a, tūtu‘a, tūtunga. Flea (on cat or dog), sandflea; flea-ridden, etc.
Kua kī tēnā puakaoa i te tūtunga.
That dog is full of (crawling with) fleas;
Tē ko‘i tūtungā ra ‘aia i runga i te kiore ngiāo.
She is picking fleas off the cat;
‘Apaina atu tā‘au puakaoa tūtunga.
Take your flea-ridden dog away.
tūtī , n. Candlenut = tuitui, q.v.
‘E tūtī tō rāua tūrama inapō.
They had candlenuts for lighting last night.
1. Board or wooden anvil on which tapa used to be beaten.
‘E tutunga ta‘ito tēnā.
That is an old tapa board.
2. Board on which mats are plaited.
Tē ma‘ani tutungā ra ‘aia, ‘e miro te rākau.
He is making a plaiting board, the wood is miro
tūruki, turu2, n. 16th. night of the moon.
‘E tūruki teia arāpō.
It is full moon tonight.
turuki, n. Doorframe, windowframe.
Kā tano tēnā au rākau ‘ei turuki nō te pā ma te au māramarama.
Those pieces of wood will do for the door and window-frames.
turuma, n. Ghost, apparition.
‘E mataku ‘aia i te turuma.
He is afraid of the ghost.
turuturu, (-a, -‘ia), fq. turu1.
1. Support, prop up, back up.
Ka turuturu teia au mea ki te a‘a‘?
What are we going to prop these things up with?;
Kua turuturu‘ia te ‘āua ki te rākau nō tei pē te au poupou.
The fence was propped up with poles because the posts were rotten;
‘Ea‘a kōtou i turuturu ei i tōna manako tārevakē?
What did you want to give your support to his mistaken ideas for?
2. Wall post of house.
Tāmoua te turuturu o te ‘are kia piri ka pātiti ei i te a‘u‘ua.
Fix the wall posts in firmly before you nail the wall plate on;
te turuturu o te ngūtupa,
the jamb of the door.
tūtae, n. Faeces, exrement, dung.
E tata‘i i te tūtae ‘oro‘enua.
Clear away the horse dung.
. ‘E ‘are tūtae tei ‘akatū‘ia nō te kātoatoa.
A public lavatory was put up. Tūtae marō, hard faeces.
‘E tūtae marō tō teia tamaiti, ‘e mea meitaki kia ‘aka‘eke‘ia ki te kāti‘aera.
This child is constipated, he had better be dosed with castoroil. Tūtae ‘āuri, rust. Tūtae tōrea, a small herb. Tūtae to‘orā, a kind of Portuguese-man-o-war.
tūtaka, (-‘ia, tūtakā-‘ia). Inspect, visit, look over, go around looking.
Kua ‘aere ‘aia kua tūtaka i te au ngā‘i ‘anga‘anga a te Kavamani.
He went and visited the various government departments;
Kua tūtaka‘ia te au ‘are repo i te au rā rava rāi.
The lavatories were inspected every day;
Kua tūtaka te rangatira i tōna nuku.
The commander inspected his troops. Tangata tūtaka ‘āpi‘i, school inspector.
2. An inspection.
Ka rave‘ia te tūtaka ‘ōire ā teia marama ki mua.
The village inspections will be held next month.
tūtaki, (-a, -‘ia, -na).
1. Pay (wages, debts, etc.), repay, reward, requite.
Kua tūtaki koe i tā‘au kaio‘u?
Did you pay what you owed?;
Kua tūtakina ‘aia ki te moni ma‘ata.
He was paid a high salary;
Tēia te mātipi ‘ei tūtaki i te mea tei ‘ati iāku.
Here is a knife to make up for the one I broke;
‘Auraka e tūtaki i te kino ki te kino.
Do not requite evil with evil;
Tē vaī ra te rā e tūtaki ei au i te kino tā‘au i rave kiāku.
There will come a day when I shall pay you back all the harm you have done me. Tangata tūtaki‘ia,
paid man, wage-earner.
‘E tangata tūtaki‘ia ‘aia i rave ei ‘aia i taua ‘anga‘angā ra.
He was paid, that’s why he did the work;
Tē tārē moni tūtaki aronga ‘anga‘anga nei ‘aia.
He is reckoning up the men’s wages;
I te tūtaki-‘anga moni mua,‘ē rua paunu tāna i tūtaki mai ei. He paid me a first instalment of two pounds. Pi‘a tūtaki‘angāmoni, pay office.
2. Treat sbdy to something.
Nāku i tūtaki iāia ki te teata.
I treated her to the cinema.
3. Wages, reward, requital.
‘Ea‘a tō‘ou tūtaki i te ‘anga‘anga‘anga nāna?
What wages did you get when you worked for him?;
Ko te tūtaki te reira i tōna ngaki‘anga i te reira tangata.
That’s what she gets for looking after him;
Kua ‘aka‘ōngā ‘aia i tō rātou tūtaki.
He gave them a bonus.
turu1, (-a, -‘ia).
1. Prop up, support, brace (syn. toko).
E turu ki te rākau kia kore e ‘inga.
Prop it up with a pole so that it won’t fall over;
Turua tēnā pū meika.
Prop up that banana tree;
‘E toka turu tēnā i te pā kia kore e ma‘eu i te matangi.
That stone is to steady the door to prevent the wind blowing it open;
Tē turu nei au i tō‘ou manako.
I support your idea (decision).
2. n. Prop, supporting pillar or pole.
Ko tēta‘i turu o te ‘are tei ‘ati,pēnei kua pē rāi. One of the pillars of the house broke, I think perhaps it was rotten already.
turu2, 16th night of the moon = tūruki, q.v.
tūruā‘ipō, n. Dead of night, middle of the night.
Kua rongo rātou i te māniania i te tūruā‘ipō mei te meā ra ē ‘e auē nā te manu tā‘ae.
They heard a noise in the dead of the night like a wild beast howling.
tūria, pass. tū, q.v.
tūrina, n. Mountain lantern-tree (Hernandia moerenhoutiana) common in the mountains of Rarotonga and on some makatea islands.
‘E tūrina te reira rākau mei tō te puka rāi tōna ‘ua.
That is a
tree, its seeds are just like those of the
puka; ‘E tumu tūrina tei ‘apai‘ia mai ‘ei ma‘ani vaka nōna. A tūrina
trunk was brought for him to make himself a canoe from.
1. Be deafened by noise.
Kua turituri tika ai mātou i tēnā māniania.
We were completely deafened by the row (you‘re making).
2. Noisy, deafening; a deafening row.
Māniania! ‘E turituri tika ai.
Be quiet! It is too noisy;
‘E tamaiti turituri koe!
What a noisy child you are!;
‘Akaoti i tēnā turituri.
Stop that row.
tūrori, (-‘a, -‘ia). Sway (tr. and intr.), wobble, stagger, stumble, shake.
‘Auraka e tūrori ma‘ata i tō kōpapa mē nā runga i te rākau ki tēta‘i tua i te kauvai.
Don’t sway around too much when you cross the river on the plank;
Kua tūrori tāna ‘aere no tōna kona.
His walk was wobbly, he staggered from side to side because he was drunk;
Mē tūrori koe i te kaingākai, ka māringiringi te tī
. If you shake the table you‘ll spill the tea;
Kua ‘aruru te māngūngū ma te ‘are katoa i te tūrori‘anga.
The thunder roared and the whole house shook;
Kua tūrori‘ia te ‘ātava o te rākau ē kua marere te ‘ua.
The branch was shaken and the fruit tumbled off. ‘E no‘o‘anga tūrorikore, an unshakeable position.
‘E no‘o‘anga tūrorikore tōna ki runga i taua ‘enuā ra.
He has an indisputable right to occupy that land.
tūrorirori, (-a, -‘ia), fq. tūrori. Sway, wobble, shake, sway (minds, opinions).
Kua tūrorirori‘ia te pi‘a ē kua ‘inga ‘aia ki raro.
They wobbled the box and he fell off;
‘Auraka e tūrorirori i te manako o te tangata.
Don’t try to get them to shift their point of view.
tūroto, (-a, -‘ia). Tour, visit, explore, look round.
Ka ‘aere mātou ka tūroto i te reira vai.
We are going on a trip to that lake.
Kia oti te reira ana ia kōtou i te tūroto, e nā konei mai mē ‘oki.
Come back this way when you have toured that cave;
Kua tūrotoa tōna ‘āua e te manu‘iri.
The guests went round his estate;
Kua ‘aere rātou ki te tūroto i te ngā‘i mētēpara.
They went to look round the barren land.