Protoform: KUMU.2 [EO] Rinse the mouth

Description: Rinse the mouth
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EO: Eastern Oceanic

*1 Cf. *komo.2 "to suck".
*4 POC *gumu 'gargle, rinse mouth' (LPO V:272).
*5 PMP *kumuR 'gargle, rinse the mouth' (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Fijian Kumu Place money in the mouth of a favourite at a dance (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Kookomu Have the mouth full of liquid, rinse mouth, wash something around in the mouth (Clk)
New Zealand Maori Kumu Close the mouth, hold the breath (Wms)
Nggela Gogomu Keep in mouth (Fox)
Rennellese Kumu/kumu To rinse, as the mouth (Ebt)
Rotuman Kumu To hold liquid in the mouth; rinse the mouth with Borrowed (Cwd)

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