tā‘ito‘ito, (-a, -‘ia). Grumble at something, protest indirectly against, scoff, deride, scorn.
Kua tā‘ito‘ito ‘aia i te ako a tōna metua.
He scoffed at his father’s advice;
‘E tamaiti tā‘ito‘ito tika ai koe i tāku tuatua.
You always grumble at what I say;
I ‘aere tā‘ito‘ito ‘ua atu ‘aia ki te ‘anga‘anga.
He went off to work grumbling;
Kua tā‘ito‘ito‘ia tāna tuatua e te aronga tei kore i piri kiāia i tōna ‘akakite‘anga.
When he put forward the proposal, the people who oppose him scoffed at it.
1. Grumble, mutter (in displeasure or complaint).
Kua vā ‘ua te tangata nō tō rātou ‘āriki kore i tāna tuatua.
The people grumbled (or muttered amongst themselves) because they didn’t agree with what he said;
I te vā‘anga te tangata, kua kite ‘aia ē kua tārevakē ‘aia.
When the people began to mutter in protest, he realised he had done the wrong thing.
2. Be amazed, astonished.
Kāre au i vā ana i te ‘akarongo‘anga au i tāna i rave inapō.
I was not surprised on hearing what he did last night;
Kua vā ‘ua te tamariki i tāna ‘anga-‘anga manamana.
The children were amazed at his magical tricks.
nanu1, v.i. Mutter, grumble.
Tē nanu ‘uā ra ‘aia nō te riri.
He muttered to himself in anger;
‘E a‘a tā‘au e moe nanū ra i napō?
What were you muttering about in your sleep last night? (See nanunanu; cf.-nanu2.) [Pn. *nanu1.]
nanunanu, v.i. Murmur, mutter, grumble.
‘E a‘a tā‘au e nanunanu ‘uā ra?
What are you going on muttering about?;
Tāna nanunanu i roto i tāna moe.
He is muttering in his sleep;
Kua ‘aere atu ‘aia ma te nanunanu.
He went off grumbling. [nanu1 RR.]
kope1, v.i. Grumble, complain, go on about something.
Kua kope te va‘ine i tāna tamā‘ine nō te ‘ākono kore i te ‘anga‘anga.
The woman grumbled about her daughter not attending to the work;
Kua kope te māmā i te pāpāia‘anga tāna tamaiti e te pū‘āpi‘i.
The mother complained about her child being beaten by the teacher;
I tōna kope-‘anga i tāna tamā‘ine, kua ‘aere tāna tamā-‘ine ki va‘o mai i te ‘are, auē ei.
When she grumbled about her, her daughter went outside the house and cried. (See kope-kope1.)