Protoform: PUSI.1 [MP] To blow (with the mouth); expel, spit out; spout (as a whale); smoke (tobacco); shoot (with gun)

Description: To blow (with the mouth); expel, spit out; spout (as a whale); smoke (tobacco); shoot (with gun)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian
Notes:

*3 PEO *pus(i,u) (Gty. 1983).
*31 PEO *pus(u)-i 'blow something forcefully from the mouth' (LPO V:298).
*4 POC *p(w)usi "(wind) blow" (LPO II:126).
*5 PMP *qembus "blow hard; snort, pant" (Dpf).
*51 PMP *puRcit "spurt or gush out" (ACD). [Based on TON + Ilokano]
*6 PAN *puput "Blow" (Zrc. 1990).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Pu/pui Blow. For a person to blow on something (Fbg). (Yen)
East Futuna Pu/pusi Blow (as a wind instrument) (Mfr)
East Futuna Pusi/pusi Fumer (pour un cigare en feuille de bananier) (Mfr)
East Uvea Pu/puhi Souffler (Rch)
Easter Island Puhi Blow. Whistle; flute (Wbr). (Fts)
Easter Island Puhi-puhi Pipe (Wbr)
Easter Island Pu/puhi Shoot (v) (Wbr)
Emae Pusi/a Spew, blow out, spit out (Cpl)
Hawaiian Puhi-a Blow, puff; burn, set on fire; extract (as water from stream), brew, distil (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Pusi/a Squirt (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Bui Spit, spit out Phonologically Irregular (Lbr)
Kapingamarangi Puhi/u Breathe deeply, exhale (Ebt)
Lau Pusi Semen (Fox)
Lau Pusu Flow out, burst out; puff, explode (Fox)
Mangareva Puʔi Souffler. Fumer (tabac, cigarette) (Rch). (Jnu)
Mangareva Pu/puʔi Tirer un coup; fusil, canon (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Pu/puhi To blow (Krk)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Puhi/puhi To blow (with breath) (Sve)
Marquesas Puhi Blow. Souffler avec la bouche sur...; fusil, fusiller... (Dln)
Moriori Puhi Blow (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Pu/puhi, puuhi/a Blow (as the wind, a whale); shoot (as a gun) (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Puu Generic term for flutes and trumpets; gun (Bgs)
New Zealand Maori Puhi Wind (Wms)
Niuafoʔou Pu/puhi To blow (of wind) (Gry)
Niue Puhi Blow [ex. blow out candle]; spurt out [as waves from blowhole]; blowhole (of whale) (Sph)
Niue Puhi/i Blowhole (of sea) (Sph)
Nukuoro Busi Blow with mouth (Crl)
Nukuoro Puhi To blow a trumpet (Crn)
Penrhyn Pu/pusi Blow, exhale; splash, spray; smoke; blowpipe (Sta)
Penrhyn Pusi(pusi) To smoke (Sta)
Penrhyn Pu/puhi Shoot, gun Problematic (Sta)
Pukapuka Pui Blow, spit s.th. out of mouth cf. puyi (Sby)
Pukapuka Pu/puyi Blow (Mta)
Rapa Puhi/puhi To smoke (Grn)
Rarotongan Puʔi, puuʔi/a Blow (Bse)
Rennellese Pusi Blow, as flute or the wind (Ebt)
Rotuman Pusi Burst, splash (Cwd)
Tahitian Puhi Souffler, sauf pour le vent (Lmt)
Tahitian Puhi/puhi Souffler, sauf pour le vent; fumer (Lmt)
Tahitian Pu/puhi Fusil; tirer un coup de fusil; souffler (Lmt)
Tikopia Pusi Spit, squirt, spray from the mouth (Fth)
Tokelau Puhi Blow out (a light), puff, smoke (cigarette) (Sma)
Tongan Puhiʔi To blow (Cwd)
Tongan Puhi Blow energetically (with the mouth); spout (of a whale); puff, puff at; to issue forcibly through a mouth or opening (Cwd)
Tongan Boohi To blow any thing out of the mouth with force; also the name of the party that distribute the bait for rats, which is done by blowing it forcibly out of their mouths (Mar)
Tuamotu Puhi Blow (Stn)
Tuvalu Puhi Blow with mouth (Rby)
Tuvalu P/pusi To smoke; to breathe out, exhale (Jsn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Phui/a Spit (with mouth full of something, e.g. betelnut, water, etc.) (Hvn)
West Futuna Pusi-a To spit, blow out, spatter, spout (as a whale); to kill through sorcery or by spitting at someone. (Dty)
West Futuna X/pusi To spout (of whale); to rise (of dust). Cracher après avoir bu le kava (Rve). (Cpl)
West Uvea Pusi-a Recracher (médicaments qu'il ne faut pas avaler); panser (avec feuilles mâchées ou simples) (Hmn)

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