tuitui2

tuitui2, (-a, -‘ia), fq. tui1. Sew, stitch, embroider, crochet, string on; gore.

Tē tuitui nei mātou i teia au pona tamariki.
We are making these children’s dresses;

E tuitui i te au ika mama‘ata, ‘auraka te mea rikiriki.
String up the big fish, not the little ones;

E tuitui auaro pūtē tāna ‘anga‘anga kite roa atu.
She is most expert at embroi-dering pillowcases;

Kua tuituia te pitopito ki runga i tōna pona.
Buttons were sewn on her dress. Tuitui rima, to stitch by hand, hand sewn, etc.

‘E pona tuitui rima ‘ua tēnā.
That is a handmade dress (hand sewn). Taura tuitui, embroidery (or crochet) thread.
[tui1 RR.]

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