Protoform: KUKU.1A [CP] Grasp, hold in the hand

Description: Grasp, hold in the hand
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CP: Central Pacific

*3 PEO *gugu(m) "grasp in fist, clench fist" (LPO I:285).
*5 PMP *gemgem "make a fist" (Dempwolff 1938).
*1 Cf. PN *kumi.3

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Kuku Grasp a small object which may be completely held in the hand (Fbg)
East Futuna Kuku Embrace, hold in arms (Bgs)
East Uvea Kuku Grasp (Rch)
Fijian Ququ/ca Hold in hand, cleave to (Hzd)
Mangareva Kuku/a Faire effort; surmonter des obstacles Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
Moriori Kuku Clinch the hand (Shd)
Moriori Kuku i ri pukii Strangle (Shd)
Niue Kuku To grasp, clench. Hold fast (McE). (Sph)
Penrhyn Kuku Squeeze, wring, grasp; wring, choke (Sta)
Pukapuka Kuku Wring out cream from grated coconut (Bge)
Rotuman ʔUʔu Hand (and arm) (Cwd)
Samoan ʔUʔu Take hold of, grasp (Prt)
Tikopia Kuku Clinch, close the hand (Fth)
Tokelau Kuku Hold, grasp (Sma)
Tongan Kuku Grasp, grip, clutch, hold on to; embrace, cuddle (Cwd)
Tongan Kuu/mia Durational of kuku to grasp etc. (Cwd)
Tongan Coocoo To grasp; a handful (Mar)

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