Protoform: FOO.2B [XW] Wash clothes

Description: Wash clothes
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to XW: West Polynesia (TON,NIU,EUV,EFU,SAM,TOK,TUV,NFO)

*8 Note: Presumably a post-contact innovation as bark-cloth not amenable to washing.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Foo Clothes to be washed, laundry (Bgs)
East Uvea Foo Wash clothes; prepare starch from arrowroot (Rch)
Niuafo Ēou Fo To wash (clothes) (Gry)
Niue Foo Rub together, when washing clothes. Hand-wash (Sph). (McE)
Niue Foo/foo Wash (clothes) (Sph)
Tongan Foo To wash clothes, laundry (Cwd)

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