Protoform: KENU [PN] Disturb earth (especially with foot); dig

Description: Disturb earth (especially with foot); dig
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
Notes:

*0 >> PN *ma-kenu
*1 Cf. PPN *ketu “turn over, lift up, root”

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Kenu Disturb earth with foot (Yen)
East Futuna Kenu Dig (Bgs)
East Futuna Kenu/kenu Dig in earth with foot (of animals) (i) (Mfr)
East Uvea Kenu Dig earth with the foot (Btn)
Easter Island Kenu Husband Uncertain Semantic Connection (Wbr)
Luangiua ʔEŋu Disturb earth (Smd)
Mangaia Kenu To dig (Chn)
New Zealand Maori Ma/kenu/ Spoor, trace (Wms)
Penrhyn Kenu Disturb earth, dig (Sta)
Penrhyn Keru Dig (of pigs and fowls) Problematic (Sta)
Pukapuka Kenu/kenu Scoop out (Bge)
Rarotongan Kenu Turn ground, till, root (of pigs) (Bse)
Sikaiana Kenu Disturb earth (Dnr)
Takuu K(k)enu Disturb or mess up the ground (Mle)
Tikopia Kenu Footmark, track of feet or tail (Fth)
Tongan Ma/kenu/ Disturbed (of earth) (Cwd)
Tuamotu Ma/kenu/ Disturbed (as of earth, etc.) (Stn)
Tuvalu Kenu Dig (Rby)
West Uvea Genu Se promener Problematic (Hmn)

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