tona

tona, n.

1. Yaws, any sore that eats into the flesh.

Tēia te vairākau tona.
Here is the ointment for yaws;

Tē paraī ra ‘aia i te tona o te tamariki ki te vairākau.
She is putting ointment on the children’s sores. Tona tinitō, syphilis.

2. (-‘a), v.i. Be afflicted by yaws, etc.

Kua tona tōna vaevae.
He has got yaws on his leg;

Ka tonā‘ia tō va‘a nō te kai vī pī
. You‘ll get sores on your mouth eating green mangoes.
[Pn. *tona1.]

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