Protoform: PUQU [NP] Base of a tree

Description: Base of a tree
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian
Notes:

*0 << PN *fuqu
*0 >> TA *puu.4 "origin"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Fijian Vuu Basis, root Problematic (Cpl)
Hawaiian Puu Tree (Pki)
Luangiua Puu/(mo)moe Suckers of banana, taro; young banana tree (Smd)
Mangareva Puu Centre, milieu (e,g, en parlant...du haut d'un arbre, de la coiffe d'un chapeau) (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Puu/raakau Tree (Krk)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Pu Butt end of pandanus leaf; proximal end of bonito hook (Bck)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Pu-ni Coconut tree (Sve)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Pu/fara Young pandanus plant (Bck)
Marquesas Puu Tronc d'arbre (Dln)
Marquesas Pu/o ʔima Poignet, articulation de la main; wrist, hand joint (Chf)
Moriori Pu Butt of spear (Bke)
Moriori Pu/rakau-timu Root (Shd)
Moriori Pu/take Base (of tree) (Shd)
Penrhyn Puu Principal part of something; tree, stem of tree; master, employer; handle; upright part of hat; hat-block; butt end of pandanus leaf (Sta)
Penrhyn Puu raakau Tree (Sta)
Pukapuka Puu Base of tree or plant (Sby)
Rarotongan Puu Stem (Bse)
Tikopia Puu Heart or centre of tree or plant (Fth)

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