Protoform: PUROTU [CE] Beautiful, handsome

Description: Beautiful, handsome
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian
Notes:

*1 Cf. PN *pulotu "abode of the gods"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Puuloku Comely, tender (Pki)
Mangareva Porotu Beauty, handsome person. Bon, gentil; beau; beauté (Rch). Belle femme; beautiful woman. (Homme) charmant; nice, pleasant (man). (Atl). Phonologically Irregular (Bck)
Marquesas Poʔotu Belle, élégante, pleine de charme en parlant des femmes et quelquefois des choses, mais jamais des hommes Phonologically Irregular (Dln)
Marquesas Puʔotu (MQN), poʔotu (MQS) Belle femme, beautiful woman (Chf)
Moriori Porotu Beauty (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Purotu Agreeable, pleasant; handsome; clear, transparent (Wms)
Penrhyn Purotu Beautiful (Rmn)
Pukapuka Pulotu Beautiful ; beauty, handsome person (Sby)
Rarotongan Purotu Pleasant, pleasing, agreeable (Sve)
Tahitian Purotu Joli, beau (se dit surtout des femmes) (Lmt)
Tuamotu Purotu Slightly handsome, attractive (Stn)

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