Protoform: KUKU.1A [CP] Grasp, hold in the hand

Description: Grasp, hold in the hand
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CP: Central Pacific

*3 PEO *gugu(m) "grasp in fist, clench fist" (LPO I:285).
*5 PMP *gemgem "make a fist" (Dempwolff 1938).
*1 Cf. PN *kumi.3

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Kuku Grasp a small object which may be completely held in the hand (Fbg)
East Futuna Kuku Embrace, hold in arms (Bgs)
East Uvea Kuku Grasp (Rch)
Easter Island Kuku Tie branches together (Fts)
Fijian Ququ/ca Hold in hand, cleave to (Hzd)
Hawaiian ʔUʔu Draw in (of ship's line) (Pki)
Marquesas Kuku Bring together (Dln)
Moriori Kuku Clinch the hand (Shd)
Moriori Kuku i ri pukii Strangle (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Kuku-a Nip, draw together, close up, hold the breath (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Kuu-ngia A passive of kuku (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Kuku/ti Draw tightly together, purse up, contract, pinch, nip (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Kuutia Passive of kukuti (Wms)
Niue Kuku To grasp, clench. Hold fast (McE). (Sph)
Penrhyn Kuku Squeeze, wring, grasp; wring, choke (Sta)
Pukapuka Kuku Wring out cream from grated coconut (Bge)
Rarotongan Kuku-a Draw or bunch together; roll up (as sleeves), ruck up; grab (Bse)
Rotuman ʔUʔu Hand (and arm) (Cwd)
Samoan ʔUʔu Take hold of, grasp (Prt)
Tikopia Kuku Clinch, close the hand (Fth)
Tokelau Kuku Hold, grasp (Sma)
Tongan Kuku Grasp, grip, clutch, hold on to; embrace, cuddle (Cwd)
Tongan Kuu/mia Durational of kuku to grasp etc. (Cwd)
Tongan Coocoo To grasp; a handful (Mar)
Tuamotu Kuku Draw together (Stn)

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