Protoform: PUSA.2 [MP] Foam, spray, vapour, smoke; to give off foam, vapour, or smoke; to burst, expel air, vapour, etc.

Description: Foam, spray, vapour, smoke; to give off foam, vapour, or smoke; to burst, expel air, vapour, etc.
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian
Notes:

*1 Cf. PN *fiso.1 "froth, foam", EC *pi-pisa "send up spray, spout"
*4 POC *busa "foam, froth" (LPO II:96).
*5 PMP *busa "foam" (ACD).
*6 PAN *bujeq "foam, bubbles, lather, scum, froth"; *busa "foam, suds" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Puha(puha), pupuha Qui fait de la fumée (Rch)
Fijian Vuso Effervesce, froth Problematic (Cpl)
Hawaiian Puuhaa Breathe, as turtle, belch, break, as an abscess (Pki)
Luangiua Pusa Burst (Smd)
Mangareva Pu/puʔa Fumée de tabac; fumer; volute d'avant d'un bateau en marche; écumer (Rch)
Mangareva Puʔa Savon (tah.); savonner, laver Borrowed (Rch)
Mangareva Puʔa Grand four à terre; creux dans le roc d'un cap où la mer éclabousse (Rch)
Marquesas Pua Ecume, mousse, savon, laver au savon Borrowed Phonologically Irregular (Lch)
Marquesas Pua/pua Ecumer, mousser, blanchir, moutonner (en parlant de la mer); écume, mousse de savon (Lch)
New Zealand Maori Pu/puha/ Blow, spout, as a whale (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Puha Gasp; make a fast emission of the breath (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Pua Foam of the sea; foaming, breaking (wave) Phonologically Irregular (Wms)
Nukuoro Pusa Steam (Crn)
Penrhyn Pua Soap, to wash Borrowed (Sta)
Pukapuka Puya To waft a scent (Bge)
Pukapuka Puya/puya Getting rough (of the sea) (Mta)
Pukapuka Pu/puya/ Dust, foam, spray. An aromatic, fragrant odour (Mta). (Bge)
Rarotongan Puʔa Soap; a soft white coral (Mka)
Rennellese Pusa/ʔi Smoky (Ebt)
Samoan Pusa To send up a smoke (applied also to spray, dust and vapour) (Prt)
Tahitian Puhâ To blow, as the honu, whale, &c. Problematic (Dvs)
Tahitian Puhaa Reprendre son souffle en surface après avoir plongé Problematic (Lmt)
Tikopia Pusa Semen; ejaculation Problematic (Fth)
Tokelau Puha Rise (of vapour, smoke) (Sma)
West Futuna (H)pusa (Fire) light up, flame up suddenly (Dty)
West Futuna Pusa Vapeur (Rve)
West Uvea Pu/pusa, pu/busa Vapeur, poussière (Hmn)

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