Protoform: KUFENE. [TA] ??: *ku(f)ene

Description: ??: *ku(f)ene
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to TA: Tahitic

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian ʔU(w)ene To move back and forth Uncertain Semantic Connection (Pki)
Hawaiian ʔUhene To play a merry tune; converse quietly and romantically; tease coquettishly; exclamation of exultation, as in songs Uncertain Semantic Connection (Pki)
Mangareva Kuene S'approcher; glisser plus loin; faire avance avec un levier; sauter avec une perche; rejeter, repousser quelque chose (Rch)
New Zealand Maori Kuene Urge, press (Wms)
Tahitian Ufene To be crammed, both cheeks being full; to press or squeeze; to wring, such as a washed garment, to press out the water; pinching, covetous, niggardly (Dvs)
Tahitian Ufene/fene To cram the mouth eagerly in eating; to show great greediness (Dvs)

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