atoatoa atohatoha

atoauru,  v.a. to break off small twigs, or the ends of branches; fig. to have but a superficial knowledge of a thing or fact, and yet making much of it. [Dav : 1204]
atoauru,  p.a. rompre de petites branches, connaître imparfaitement. [Jau :394]