Protoform: FUFU.2 [AN] Strip off

Description: Strip off
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian

*1 Cf. PN *futi.1 "pluck (hair, feathers), pull up (weeds)", SO *ufu.1 "masturbate"
*4 POC *pupu(t) "pick (fruit +), pluck (feathers +)" (LPO I:136,277)
*5 PMP *bubu[h] "Giessen" (Dpf. 1938).
*6 PAN *buCbuC "pull up (as weeds), pluck (as feathers)" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Ufu Masturbate Problematic (Mfr)
Easter Island Huhu Strip; graze surface (Chl)
Mangareva ʔUʔu Brosse; brosser, épousseter; ramasser du bois Borrowed Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
Mangareva Uʔu Cueillir (se dit des grains et des fruits dont on ne brise pas la tige); se procurer quelque chose Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
Marquesas Huhu Strip off, as leaves (I) (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Huhu Strip off outer covering (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Para/huhu Strip off, as the cuticle from the fibre of flax; scutch; push up a sleeve or garment on the arm without rolling it (Wms)
Niue Fufu Strip off (as leaves, bark, etc) (McE)
Niue Fu/fufu/ Strip (fiber) off plant (Sph)
Rarotongan Pere/ʔuu Run or strip sthg through the hand or fingers, as in squeezing water from a lock of hair, or unrolling sleeves quickly and carelessly (Bse)
Rennellese Huhu Scold, rant, damage, ransack, have sex relations etc. Uncertain Semantic Connection (Ebt)
Rotuman Huhu Pull up, out Uncertain Semantic Connection (Cwd)
Samoan Fufu Onanism (Prt)
Tahitian Huhu/para Shorn of its leaves, as a deciduous tree...; to cleanse a new born infant (Dvs)
Tahitian Para/huhu To draw a thing between the thumb and finger, as the Tahitians do in emptying the intestines of pigs (Dvs)

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