tutungi, (-a, -‘ia, tūngia). Set fire to, kindle, light (match, lamp, cigarette, etc.).
Kua tutungi ‘aia i te ‘are kī kau.
He set fire to the thatched house;
Kua tūngia te tāruta tī tā.
The rubbish heap was set fire to;
E tutungi i te māti kia kitea te ara.
Light a match to see the way;
Tēia te māti ‘ei tutungi i tō ‘ava‘ava.
Here is a match to light your cigarette with;
Nō te matangi i kore ei i kā tāna ‘ava‘ava i tōna tutungi‘anga mua i te mati.
It was so windy he couldn’t get his cigarette going with the first match;
Tūngia te mōrī
. Light the lamp.