Protoform: FOO.2A [PN] Rub, as in extracting starch from arrowroot, massaging

Description: Rub, as in extracting starch from arrowroot, massaging
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*2 PCP *boo 'squeeze, rub firmly; massage in this way' (LPO V:364).
*4 POC *poRos(-i) 'squeeze out, wring out (liquid)' (ibid.)
*6 PAN *peRes ' squeeze out juice, extract liquid by squeezing' (ACD).
*7 PWMP *pespes "squeeze, press out" (Bst. 1986).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Fo/fo/a Médecin, médecine (Gzl)
East Uvea Foo Prepare starch from arrowroot (Rch)
Fijian Boo Squeeze (Cpl)
Mangareva ʔOo Presser avec les doigts un mal, une blessure; tenir dans ses mains les pieds d'un nouveau-né pour le redresser (Rch)
Marquesas Ho Masser, massage, frictionner ave la main, frotter. Lécher, se lécher (Lch). (Dln)
Marquesas Ho/ho (MQN) Caresser; pet, caress (Chf)
Niue Fo/foo Massage (McE)
Rennellese Hoo To mix, as water with resin for tattooing (Ebt)
Rotuman Hoo To squeeze, to wring (Cwd)
Rotuman Foo Sponge or mop up, soak up Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan Foo Prepare starch by washing and grating arrowroot (Prt)
Samoan Fo/foo Give medical treatment; masseur. Generic term for all types of healer; treatment (McP). (Prt)
Samoan Foo/maʔi Doctor, assistant medical practitioner (Mnr)
Tokelau Fo/foo Masseur, masseuse; cure, remedy (Sma)
Tokelau Foo/foo Apply massage gently (Sma)
Tongan Fo/foo Massage by rubbing downwards (Cwd)
Tuvalu F/foo Massage (n) (Bsr)

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