tī to‘uto‘u

tī to‘uto‘u, (-a, -‘ia, -na), fq. tī to‘u.

1. Dip.

Kā pou te ‘inika mē tī to‘uto‘u putuputu koe i te tiōka ki roto.
You‘ll absorb all the ink if you keep dipping the chalk into it.

2. Splash, make spots on.

Kua tī to‘uto‘u ‘aia i taku puka ki te vai.
He splashed water over my book.

3. n. Spots, speckles; spotted, etc.

‘Ea‘a tērā tī to‘uto‘u i runga i tō pona?
What are those spots on your shirt?;

‘E pona tī to‘uto‘u teatea tōna.
She has a dress with white spots on it;

Mē ‘e ‘ua tī to‘uto‘u kerekere, nā te kākāia.
If the egg is speckled with black, it is a

kākāia’s.

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