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tumu

The cause, reason. Source, place of origin, head (of pipe, channel, etc.). Foundation of a house, base of a mountain. Stump, trunk, taproot. Tumu enua, the original settlers of a land, people native to a land, the landed aristocracy. Tumu korero, historian, one who is learned in the old lore. Tumu manako, tumu tuatua, items on agenda. Tumu toa, hero, great warrior. Pertaining to the family tree; hereditary, inherited.