Protoform: FOHU [PN] Enter into, pierce

Description: Enter into, pierce
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*3 Cf. PML *sufu “drill a hole”

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Fou Enter, start off on a road; pierce, dig out trunk to make canoe (Mfr)
East Uvea Fou Passer par (Btn)
Easter Island Hou Hole, breach; bore, drill, perforate, pierce (Fts)
Hawaiian Hou Push, shove, poke, stab, inject (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Hou Bowdrill (Lbr)
Mangareva ʔOu Vrille, foret; percer avec une vrille, une tarière; remuer la terre avec le groin (cochon) (Rch)
Mangareva Ti/ʔou Mordre dur (se dit des puces, poux et moustiques) (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Hou Drill (Bck)
Marquesas Hoʔu. Hou (Atl). Foret, vrille, tarière; forer, percer. Tarière, drill (Atl). (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Hou Enter (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Houhou Peck holes in, drill (Wms)
Niue Fou Squeeze out, as a thorn. Removing something small in the body with a needle or thorn (Sph). Phonologically Irregular (McE)
Niue Fo To bore a hole (Lws)
Nukuoro Hou Native bow drill (Crl)
Pukapuka Wou A native drill (Mta)
Raʔivavae Hou To drill, bore; a drill (Stn)
Rennellese Hou Masturbate, especially by women Uncertain Semantic Connection (Ebt)
Samoan Fou Cut into a swelling (Prt)
Samoan Fou/fou Sight the passage for a favourable moment to enter it (Prt)
Tahitian Hou Tarière, perceuse, marteau-piqueur; percer, forer (Lmt)
Tokelau Fou Make octopus come out of its hole in order to catch it Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sma)
Tongan Fohu Hole, perforation (in mooring stone) (Cwd)
Tuamotu Hou To drill, gouge out, bore (Stn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Faka/fou/tia/ Make a hole (Ebt)
West Futuna Fou Drill, bore, pierce something (Dty)
West Futuna Fau-a (ANI) To bore (Cpl)

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