Protoform: USU.1 [OC] Push; persuade, incite

Description: Push; persuade, incite
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic
Notes:

*3 PEO *usu "push".
*4 POC *usu "push, launch a canoe" (ACD). [Based on PN + Sa'a]
*41 POC *qusur 'push, shove' (ACD, LPO V:431).
*5 PMP *qunzur 'thrust out, extend forward' (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Arosi Usu Push, pull, persevere (Fox)
Easter Island ʔUhu Insistir (Cnt)
Lau Usu/ngaia Commandment (Ivs)
Luangiua ʔUsu Poke Problematic (Smd)
Marquesas Uhu Fouir, creuser avec le museau, fouiller, chercher dans la terre, dans le sable (Lch)
Marquesas Uhu Fouir, creuser avec le museau, fouiller, chercher dans la terre, dans le sable (Lch)
Niue Uhu To poke (getting fruit from tree); to persuade someone to do wrong; get someone into trouble; incite (Sph)
Nukuoro Usu Push (Crl)
Rennellese Usuusu Urge, incite, invoke, encourage. (Ebt)
Saʔa Usu To push (Ivs)
Samoan Usu Woo, press one's suit to a succesful conclusion (including sexual intercourse) (Prt)
Sikaiana Usu Convince. (Dnr)
Sikaiana Usuusu Provoke. (Sps)
Tikopia Usuusu Persuade someone against his will. (Fth)
Tokelau Uhu (of a man) Pay one's court, woo, solicit in love; start (a fight or quarrel) (Sma)
Tongan Uhu/ʔi To enter or be present where one is not wanted or has not been invited (Cwd)
Tuvalu Uhu Push (Rby)
Waya Usu/ti Press someone for sexual favours (Ply)

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