Protoform: PENU.A [OC] Trash, especially refuse of coconut or pandanus fruit

Description: Trash, especially refuse of coconut or pandanus fruit
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*4 POC *benu "coconut husk" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Penu Coconut scrapings, rubbish (Yen)
East Futuna Penu Rubbish, trash; female sex organ (Mfr)
East Uvea Penu Petit morceau d'une matière pressée ou machée (Rch)
Emae Penu/penu Rubbish (Cpl)
Fijian Benu Refuse from food (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Penu Dust, rubbish (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Binu Pandanus variety (Pandanus tectorius) Phonologically Irregular (Lbr)
Luangiua Peŋu Shell of clam (Smd)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Penu Part of pandanus fruit (Bck)
New Zealand Maori Penu Smear Problematic (Wms)
Nuguria Penu Clam shell (Dvl)
Nukumanu Penu Chaff (Trt)
Nukuoro Benu Pandanus key after being chewed (Crl)
Penrhyn Penu Pandanus drupe (Sta)
Pukapuka Penu Pandanus seed (Mta)
Pukapuka Penu/penu Paraphernalia, objects, possessions (Bge)
Rapa Penu Large bundle of food, either whole or mashed; package with ti leaves or grass (Sks)
Rennellese Penu Rubbish, trash, crumbs (Ebt)
Samoan Penu Grated coconut, shreds of grated Bischofia bark (Prt)
Sikaiana Penu Shell of a shellfish; shell of fruit or nut; cover, wrapping, envelope; penu hale 'empty house' (Dnr)
Sikaiana Penu/penu Brideprice payment [gift exchange between families] Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dnr)
Takuu Penu Any empty container: clam shell, egg shell, box, bottle, peel of banana or other fruit, shell of crustacean...; pulp or residue of pandanus, sugar cane, etc. (Mle)
Takuu Penu/penu Last and largest payment of bridewealth... Uncertain Semantic Connection (Mle)
Tikopia Penu/penu Integument, outer covering of an object; shell, husk rind etc.; body in contrast to soul (Fth)
Tokelau Penu Grated coconut (from which the cream has been extracted); butt remaining of a chewed pandanus fruit; term used of the growing seedlings of pandanus whose leaves are used for mat-weaving (Sma)
Tongan Penu Pulp or residue after straining out juice or oil (Cwd)
Tuamotu Penu Pound, crush, mash Uncertain Semantic Connection (Stn)
Tuvalu Penu Coconut meat trash or chewed Pandanus keys (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Penu Shell trash. Things; remains, left-overs (Hvn). (Grn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Penu i paua Clam shell (Hvn)
Waya Benu Rubbish, refuse, debris (from Std Fijian); garb of a widow in mourning, traditionally consisting of old rags... (Ply)
West Futuna Penu Rubbish, filth. Miettes (Rve). (Dty)
West Futuna Pen/penu Umbilical cord on newborn (Dty)
West Uvea Peu/nga Mâchure (de canne à sucre, de bourre à coco sucrée, etc.) Phonologically Irregular (Hmn)

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