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mangeo, v.i.

    1. Itch, prick, or sting (as the skin does from insect bites or nettles, or the throat from pungent food). Kua mangio toku katu i te kakati a te kutu. My head is itchy with the lice bites; E apinga tika ai te mangio i te kakati a te namu. The mosquito bites don’t half itch; E rakuraku koe i tena ngai mangio i toku mokotua. Scratch that itchy place on my back.
    2. Irritant, stinging. Kua mangio te taro i toku kaianga, kare i maoa meitaki. The taro stung when I ate it, it hadn’t been cooked enough. Rukou mangio, pungent taro tops. Mauku mangeo (Prov. 24.31), nettles.
    3. Kua mangio toku katu i taau tuatua. I don’t know what to make of what you’ve said (Im puzzled, nonplussed, bewildered). (See mangio-ngio.) [Pn *ma„(i,e)ho.]

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