Protoform: FUQU [MP] Base or lower end of a tree

Description: Base or lower end of a tree
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*0 >> NP *puqu
*4 POC *puqu(n) "base, foundation, origin, source, reason" (LPO II:242, III:90).
*5 PMP *puqun "base of a tree; cause; source, origin; beginning; foot of a hill or mountain; first wife; model or example (to be copied); expression for the mother’s brother" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Fuu Se dit pour toutes sortes d'arbres ou de plantes debout, vivants ou morts (Rch)
Fijian Vuu/ ni kau Tree (Cpl)
Lau Fuu Stock, root, origin Problematic (Ivs)
Niuafoʔou Fuʔu/ʔakau Tree (Dye)
Niue Fuu The trunk of a tree near the root; foot of a mast (McE)
Niue Fu/maka Rock (Lws)
Rotuman Hu Lower end (used of trees) (Cwd)
Tongan Fuʔu Complete tree or plant (Cwd)
Tongan Foo-aców The vegetable kingdom, a tree, a plant (Mar)

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