tūtū‘a, tūtu‘a

tūtū‘a, tūtu‘a, tūtunga. Flea (on cat or dog), sandflea; flea-ridden, etc.

Kua kī tēnā puakaoa i te tūtunga.
That dog is full of (crawling with) fleas;

Tē ko‘i tūtungā ra ‘aia i runga i te kiore ngiāo.
She is picking fleas off the cat;

‘Apaina atu tā‘au puakaoa tūtunga.
Take your flea-ridden dog away.

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