to‘u2

to‘u2, (-a, -na), v.i.

1. Spotted, stained, discoloured.

Kua to‘u tō pona i te tāpou meika.
Your shirt was stained with banana sap;

‘Ākara, ka to‘una tō kāka‘u.
Look out, you‘ll stain your clothes. To‘u kerekere, black spotted or marked, bruised.

Kua to‘u kerekere tōku kakī i te kuku‘ia‘anga e te tangata kino.
The criminal left dark bruises where he grabbed me by the neck;

‘E ‘apinga to‘u kerekere tei muri i tōna tua.
There is a black mark (or bruise) on his back;

Kua to‘u kerekere tōna pākiri nō te anu.
His skin was blue with cold.

2. Dark (of colours).

‘E matie to‘u tāku ka ‘inangaro.
I want a dark green.

3. A spot, stain.

‘Ea‘a tērā to‘u i runga i tōna rae?
What is that spot on his forehead?

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