Protoform: KEMO [MP] Wink, blink

Description: Wink, blink
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*0 >> CE *kimo.*
*4 POC *kimo 'blink, wink' (LPO V: 317)
*5 PMP *kimet "blink, flash" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Kemo Close one's eyes (Fbg)
East Futuna Kemo Clignoter, allumer (lumière électrique) (Mfr)
East Uvea Kemo Clignoter, cligner de l'oeil (Rch)
Emae Kemo Cligner des yeux (Rve)
Hawaiian ʔEmo A waiting, delay; to wait, delay (often with negative) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Gemu To blink, wink (Lbr)
Luangiua ʔEmo Blink ; lightning (Smd)
Mangareva Te/kemo Bientôt, tout de suite, sous peu (Rch)
Niuafoʔou Kemo Wink (Tmo)
Niue Kemo To blink; to just about disappear. Wink (McE). (Sph)
Niue Kemo/kemo To blink; to make signs with the eyes (McE)
Pukapuka Ke/kemo/ To close the eyes (Mta)
Pukapuka Kemo/kemo Blink (eyes); flicker (flame) (Bge)
Rennellese Kemo To flash, as lightning (Ebt)
Rotuman Kemo To blink Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan ʔEmo Wink (Prt)
Sikaiana Kemo Blinking of eyes (Dnr)
Takuu Kemo Blink, wink; flash (of lightning) (Hwd)
Takuu K/kemo (of one's eyes) Blink; (of lightning) flash (Mle)
Tikopia Kemo Wink, twinkle, blink (Fth)
Tokelau Kemo Flash, blink, twinkle (Sma)
Tongan Kemo To wink or blink; also used to denote suddenness (Cwd)
Tongan Gemo. He/gemo. The eyelash, to wink. In the twinkling of an eye. (Mar)
Tuvalu Kemo Blink (of eye), twinkle (of light) (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Kemo Blink (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Khemo Lightning (Trn)
Vaeakau-Taumako (Va)khamo Flash, lighten (Hvn)

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