mūmū

mūmū, (-a, -‘ia), n. Pile up, heap up; cluster, swarm or flock in one place; loose heap, pile, swarm.

‘Auraka e mūmū i te kāka‘u ki te ngā‘i ‘okota‘i.
Don’t put all the clothes together in one heap;

‘Apaina mai tēnā mūmū kāka‘u kia tāmā‘ia.
Bring that pile of clothes to be washed;

Kua mūmū mai te ika i tōna titiri‘anga i te paru.
The fish swarmed round when he threw in the ground bait;

Kua mūmū‘ia te kā‘ui meika para e te manu kavamani.
The mynahs flocked around the bunch of ripe bananas;

Kua mūmūa te puakatoro kino e te rango.
The rotten meat was covered in flies;

Kua ‘aka‘oki te au ‘akavā i te tangata i te mūmū‘anga ki runga i te mataara.
The police drove the people back when they crowded onto the road;

tēta‘i mūmū rango meri,
a swarm of bees.
(See mūmūmūmū, ‘akamūmū.)
[Pn. *mumu.]

pu-, pū-

pu-, pū-, pref. Semantically related, in many instances, to 1, clump, cluster, stem from, etc. and -pū3 erupt, boil.
(see pū‘ā, puangi, puāngiangi, puā‘io‘io, pū‘ākato, pu‘aki, pū‘aki‘aki, pū‘ao, pu‘apinga, pū‘āpi‘i, puengunu, puena, pūenaena, pu‘era, pū‘era‘era, pū‘erākā, pū‘ere‘ere, pue‘u, pūe‘ue‘u, pū‘iki, pū‘ītiki, pūkā(kā), pūkaitaringa, pūkakā, pūko‘u1,2, pūma‘ana, pūmanava, pūma‘u-(ma‘u), pūono, pūra‘o, purara, pureku, pūrērua, pūtaka‘iti, pūtiki, pūtō(tō), pūtoto.)