Protoform: PARA-HUU [CE] Squash, burst, as overripe fruit; over-ripe, rotten

Description: Squash, burst, as overripe fruit; over-ripe, rotten
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian
Notes:

*0 << PN *pala.1b 'over-ripe', ?*fuu.1 'explosive noise'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Palahuu Rotten, to spoil, rot; over-ripe (Pki)
Mangareva Paraʔu Etre gâté, abîmé, endommagé (Rch)
Marquesas Peʔehu, pekehu Mou, molle, tendre, doux au toucher (Dln)
Tahitian Perehuu Etre écrasé, crever (se dit des fruits trop mûrs); mou en parlant d’une personne. To burst as over-ripe fruit (Dvs). (Lmt)

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