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.