Protoform: POO-RUTU [CE] Strike hard

Description: Strike hard
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

*0 << EP *rutu

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Pooluku Pound to pieces; destroy, slaughter (Pki)
Mangareva Porutu Chant dédié au roi, aux nobles Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
New Zealand Maori Poorutu Dash, break (of sea); splash with hands (Wms)
Pukapuka Poolutu/lutu To rain heavily (Sby)
Rarotongan Poorutu Pour down heavily, in torrents (rain, waterfall) (Bse)
Tahitian Porutu Loud, clamorous, applied to a voice; to be speaking very loud Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dvs)
Tuamotu Porutu Repel or check by a sign of the hand, as an unwelcome advance or displeasing remark; to trim down the edge of a strake or plank Problematic (Stn)

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