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.]