Protoform: HUKU [OC] Dive, submerge

Description: Dive, submerge
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*1 Cf. EP *ruku
*4 POC *sugu(p)(-i) 'wash by immersing; dive' (LPO V:478).
*8 The SO forms may be from an irregular development *ruku > *uku within SO; or,
given the external cognates, from a hypothetical PN *huku.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Uku Bathe in fresh water, skin dive (Fbg)
East Futuna Uku Dive under water; submerge (Bgs)
East Uvea Uku Plonger dans l'eau (Btn)
Emae Uku Dive (Cpl)
Gedaged Sug To bathe (Mke)
Gedaged Sugi To wash (Mke)
Luangiua ʔUʔu Dive (Smd)
Marquesas Ka/uku (MQN) Teindre; tanner; saler; mettre, tremper dans... (Lch)
Marquesas Haʔaʔuku (MQN), haʔaʔuʔu (MQS) Dip (Chf)
Mota Sug To wash (Cdn)
Motu Digu To bathe (Mke)
Nggela Siu To bathe (Fox) (Mke)
Rennellese Uku To dive (Ebt)
Saʔa Suu Sink, go down, dive (Ivs)
Sikaiana Uku Dive or swim under water (Sps)
Takuu Uku Dive for fish using spear, swim underwater, swim downwards (Mle)
Tikopia Uku Dive; submerge in water; bathe (Fth)
Tikopia Uku Dive, as for fish, molluscs on the sea floor, etc.: submerge in water, bathe (Fth)
Tokelau Uku Dive under the water (Sma)
Tongan Hoogoo To dive, to immerge (Mar)
Tuvalu Uku Dive, swim under water (Rby)
West Uvea Uku Plonger (Hmn)
West Uvea Uku/uku S'avancer dans l'eau (Hmn)

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