Protoform: APU.B [CE] Seize in the teeth; take or eat food eagerly, gorge, gobble

Description: Seize in the teeth; take or eat food eagerly, gorge, gobble
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Apu To snap or snatch with the teeth (Pki)
Mangareva Apu Appetit (Rch)
New Zealand Maori Apu Cram into the mouth; gorge, glut (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Apu/apu Crammed, stuffed [ex. mouth with food]; palatable (Wms)
Penrhyn Apu/apau To feed voraciously on, chase and swallow (Sta)
Penrhyn Apu To chase and swallow (Sta)
Raʔivavae Apu To seize and hold in the mouth, as a fish holds bait (Stn)
Raʔivavae Apu/apu To dash hither and thither after bait (Stn)
Rarotongan Apu To fall fiercely upon each other when eating, as dogs do (Bse)
Tahitian Apu, abu To dart or fly at each other, as pigs or fishes; to fall upon each other, as dogs when eating.... (Dvs)
Tahitian Apu Se jeter sur une proie (comme le font les chiens, les poissons, les oiseaux de mer), mordre (a la pêche) (Lmt)
Tuamotu Apu To completely enclose, seize in a cavity, as when a large fish seizes a smaller one in the mouth; to take the bait, as fish; to gobble, as a piece of food... (Stn)

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