Protoform: QANU.3 [OC] To spit, expectorate; spit, saliva

Description: To spit, expectorate; spit, saliva
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic
Notes:

*2 PCP *xanusi "spit", PFJ *kanusi (Gty. 1991).
*3 PEO *qa(nn)u-si (Bst. 1978).
*4 POC *(kq)anusi "spit" (Gty 1983). *qanusi "spit, spittle" (Bst.1998a).
*45 PEMP *qanus-(i) "to spit" (Bst.1978).
*8 Note. Incorporates *qaqanu which is now deleted.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Anu Spit (Fbg)
East Futuna ʔAʔanu Spit (Bgs)
East Uvea Aanu, anu Cracher (Btn)
Easter Island ʔAaʔanu Saliva, escupir (Bxn)
Easter Island ʔA/ʔanu To spit (saliva or mucus) (Wbr)
Emae Nu/si To spit (Cpl)
Mangareva Anu/anu Salive, crachat; cracher (Rch)
Marquesas Anu/anu Crachat (Dln)
New Zealand Maori A/anu To spit, sputter (Wms)
Niuafoʔou ʔA/ʔanu Spit (Dye)
Niue Anu To spit; spit (n) (Sph)
Nuguria Hanu Spit (Ths)
Raʔivavae A/anu (obs.) Slime, semen (Stn)
Rotuman Anusi To spit (Cwd)
Samoan Anu Spit (Prt)
Tikopia Anu Spittle, saliva (Fth)
Tikopia Aanu To spit (Fth)
Tokelau Anu Spit, spittoon (Sma)
Tongan ʔA/ʔanu To spit (Cwd)
Tongan ʔAnu/hi Spit on (Cwd)
Tongan Anoo Saliva; to spit (Mar)
Tuamotu Anu To spit, spittle, saliva (Stn)
Tuvalu Anu (v.) (Rby)
West Uvea Anusi(a) Crachat, cracher (Hmn)

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