Protoform: FUFU.2 [AN] Strip off

Description: Strip off
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian

*1 Cf. PN *futi.1 "pluck (hair, feathers), pull up (weeds)", SO *ufu.1 "masturbate"
*4 POC *pupu(t) "pick (fruit +), pluck (feathers +)" (LPO I:136,277)
*5 PMP *bubu[h] "Giessen" (Dpf. 1938).
*6 PAN *buCbuC "pull up (as weeds), pluck (as feathers)" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Ufu Masturbate Problematic (Mfr)
Easter Island Huhu Strip; graze surface (Chl)
Mangareva ʔUʔu Brosse; brosser, épousseter Borrowed (Rch)
Marquesas Huhu Strip off, as leaves (I) (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Huhu Strip off outer covering (Wms)
Niue Fufu Strip off (as leaves, bark, etc) (McE)
Niue Fu/fufu/ Strip (fiber) off plant (Sph)
Rennellese Huhu Scold, rant, damage, ransack, have sex relations etc. Uncertain Semantic Connection (Ebt)
Rotuman Huhu Pull up, out Uncertain Semantic Connection (Cwd)
Samoan Fufu Onanism (Prt)
Tahitian Huhu/para Shorn of its leaves, as a deciduous tree...; to cleanse a new born infant (Dvs)

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