tā‘ito‘ito

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.

2

2, (Bib.),

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.

[Pn. *waa1.]

nanu1

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

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

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.)