Protoform: FOTU.1 [MP] Appear, emerge

Description: Appear, emerge
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*0 >> CE *fotu.4 "night of full moon"
*4 POC *potu 'appear, come into view' (ACD, LPO V:417).
*5 PMP *betu "appear, come into view" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Fotu Appear , said of trees forming fruit (Gzl)
East Uvea Fotu To appear (Rch)
Fijian Votu Appear (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Fotu Appear, come to pass, happen; be born (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Hodu Appear unexpectedly (Lbr)
Kapingamarangi Hotu Come into sight; appear, as on the horizon (Ebt)
Luangiua Hoku Appear (Smd)
Mangareva Otu/otu Epoque où les vents, les poissons, les fruits à pain apparaissent; gros yeux (Rch)
Marquesas O/hotu Se dit d'une chose qui est en vogue, à la mode, à l'ordre du jour (Lch)
New Zealand Maori Hotu Dawn v (Wms)
Nuguria Hotu-te-loto Pleased Problematic (Ths)
Nukuoro Hodu Sighted, appear (Crl)
Penrhyn Hotu Smaller extension of coral rock just below the sea surface (Sta)
Pukapuka Wotu Come to the surface (of fish) ; distinctive, unusual (Sby)
Raʔivavae Hotu To bear fruit, fructify, produce; to heave, as the swell of the sea; to mount up, grow (as anger)... (Stn)
Raʔivavae Huto To emerge, as anything above the surface of the sea Problematic (Stn)
Rennellese Hotu Come forth, appear (Ebt)
Rotuman Hofu Rise (of the moon); emerge (especially from interior at coast) (Cwd)
Samoan Fotu Appear (Prt)
Tahitian Hotu Fructifier (Lmt)
Tahitian Hotu To bear fruit, as a tree; to kindle, as anger; to swell, applied to the sea (Dvs)
Tikopia Footu To appear (Fth)
Tokelau Fotu Appear, emerge (Sma)
Tongan Fotu Appear (Cwd)
Tuvalu Fotu Appear (of fish named paala) (Rby)

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