Protoform: FULU.2 [MP] Rub on (face or body); wash by rubbing or wiping

Description: Rub on (face or body); wash by rubbing or wiping
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*4 POC *pulu "rub to make clean, wash" (LPO I:243, V:482)
*5 PMP *bulu "wash the hands" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Pu/puru Wash clothes. To wash an object (other than oneself) (Fbg). (Yen)
Anuta Puru/puru To wash one's self (Fbg)
Anuta Puru/nga/kere Circumcision ceremony (lit. cleansing the dirt) (Fbg)
East Futuna Fu/fulu/ Wash, as dishes (not clothes) (Bgs)
East Futuna Fu/fulu Nettoyer; récurer (Mfr)
East Uvea (Fu(lu))fulu Laver, nettoyer; se frotter (Rch)
East Uvea Fulu/fulu Faire sa toilette, ne pas se laver en entier, juste le visage et les bras (Rch)
Emae Furu/na Wash (a sore or wound) (Cpl)
Fijian Vulu Wash hands (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Furu/na Wipe dry or clean (Clk)
Luangiua Hulu Rub clean (Smd)
Luangiua Hulu/hulu Put muck on face (Smd)
Niuafoʔou Fu/fulu Wash (Dye)
Niue Fu/fulu To rinse, to wash out (Sph)
Niue Fulu Straighten, shape, smoothen (making a hat) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sph)
Nukuoro Hulu Apply liquid on, smear on (Crl)
Nukuoro Fu/fulu, fulu/a To wash (Crn)
Penrhyn Huru To wash (with a brush); brush made from coconut husk fibre (Sta)
Pukapuka Wu/wulu/ To have a bath (Mta)
Rapa Uru To clean (MCl)
Rarotongan ʔUru Rub (as in washing) (Bse)
Rennellese Hugu Anoint or rub, as with perfume or turmeric; dye (hair) (Ebt)
Rennellese Hu/hugu To brush off, as ants; to strip off hairs, as from panna (Ebt)
Samoan Fu/fulu (pass. fulu/a) To rub, to wash, to wipe (Prt)
Samoan Fulu/fulu Wash (face and hands) (Mnr)
Sikaiana H/hulu Rub something on body (Dnr)
Sikaiana Hulu To smear with mud or dirt (Dnr)
Takuu Furu To paint with turmeric (Hwd)
Takuu Huru Paint oneself with turmeric dye (Mle)
Tikopia (Fu)furu-na Rub on; cleanse by rubbing; cleanse, in traditional ritual (esp. by rubbing with liquid) (Fth)
Tokelau Fu/fulu (of body or objects, excluding clothes) Wash (with water) (Sma)
Tokelau Fulu/fulu Wash (face, hands and feet) (Sma)
Tongan (Fu)fulu To wash or scrub (Cwd)
Tongan Foo/fooloo To wash; lavation, washing (Mar)
Tuvalu Fu/fulu Wash (of hands, dishes, floor etc., but not clothes) (Rby)
Tuvalu Fulu (pl. ffulu) Clean, wash (Jsn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Hulu-ina, fulu-ina Rub, mash (Hvn)
West Futuna (Fu)furu/na To wipe, rub (Dty)
West Futuna (H)furu To freshen one's face after sleep (Dty)
West Futuna Furu/na (kea) Enduire (Rve)

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