toto

toto, n.

1. Blood.

Kua ta‘e te toto i tōna rima.
His hand bled;

Kua vera tōna toto.
His blood was up;

Mē vera te toto o te meā taē ra,kāre e rauka kia ‘akanā. When that fellow gets his blood up, there is no restraining him. Piri‘anga toto, a blood relationship. ‘E piri‘anga toto tika ai tō rāua.
They are definitely related by blood. Ruaki toto, spit blood, have consumption.

Kua ruaki toto ‘aia.
He has got T.B.;

‘E ruaki toto tōna maki.
His sickness is T.B. Tangata kai toto, a bloodsucker, parasite (e.g. sponger, unscrupulous moneylender). Toto māpū, young blood, youthful vigour, high spirits, enthusiasm.

Ko te tū rāi ia o te aronga toto māpū.
That’s the way of young blood. Toto vene, diabetes.

2. A blood relative.

‘E toto tika ai ‘aia nōku.
He is a blood relative of mine.
[Pn. *toto.]

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