Protoform: KEMO [MP] Wink, blink

Description: Wink, blink
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*0 >> CE *kimo.*
*4 POC *kimo 'blink, wink' (LPO V: 317)
*5 PMP *kimet "blink, flash" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Kemo Close one's eyes (Fbg)
Anuta Ka/kamo Lightning, flash bulb, flashlight Phonologically Irregular (Fbg)
Anuta Kemo/kemo Blink (Fbg)
East Futuna Kemo Clignoter, allumer (lumière électrique) (Mfr)
East Uvea Kemo Clignoter, cligner de l'oeil (Rch)
Emae Kemo Cligner des yeux (Rve)
Hawaiian ʔEmo A waiting, delay; to wait, delay (often with negative) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Gemu To blink, wink (Lbr)
Luangiua ʔEmo Blink ; lightning (Smd)
Mangareva Te/kemo Bientôt, tout de suite, sous peu (Rch)
Niuafoʔou Kemo Wink (Tmo)
Niue Kemo To blink; to just about disappear. Wink (McE). (Sph)
Niue Kemo/kemo To blink; to make signs with the eyes (McE)
Pukapuka Ke/kemo/ To close the eyes (Mta)
Pukapuka Kemo/kemo Blink (eyes); flicker (flame) (Bge)
Rennellese Kemo To flash, as lightning (Ebt)
Rotuman Kemo To blink Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan ʔEmo Wink (Prt)
Sikaiana Kemo Blinking of eyes (Dnr)
Takuu Kemo Blink, wink; flash (of lightning) (Hwd)
Takuu K/kemo (of one's eyes) Blink; (of lightning) flash (Mle)
Tikopia Kemo Wink, twinkle, blink (Fth)
Tokelau Kemo Flash, blink, twinkle (Sma)
Tongan Kemo To wink or blink; also used to denote suddenness (Cwd)
Tongan Gemo. He/gemo. The eyelash, to wink. In the twinkling of an eye. (Mar)
Tuvalu Kemo Blink (of eye), twinkle (of light) (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Kemo Blink (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Khemo Lightning (Trn)
Vaeakau-Taumako (Va)khamo Flash, lighten Phonologically Irregular (Hvn)

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