Protoform: KUMU.1* [CE] Express, wring out; clench fist

Description: Express, wring out; clench fist
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

*0 << PN *kumi.3 "squeeze in the hand"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Mangareva Kumu Poing, main fermé; joindre les mains; serrer, embrasser, étreindre (Rch)
Mangareva Kumu Fist, closed hand; a kind of food served in portions about the size of a fist. (Tgr)
Mangareva Ku/kumu Press, squeeze; close the fist. Serrer le poing; avoir les genoux contre la poitrine étant assis à terre (Rch). (Tgr)
Marquesas Kumu(kumu) Mettre en petis paquets; petit paquet (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Kumu-a, -tia Clench, close (as hand), carry in the hand; buttocks; hold breath . Anus (Bgs)
Penrhyn Kumu Wring out; squeeze, extract (without using any tool), brew (Sta)
Pukapuka Kumu/kumu Wring out, squeeze Problematic (Sby)
Rarotongan Kumu-a, -ʔia Express, wring out ; clench (fist) (Sve)
Tahitian Umu To wring or press out any thing between the hands or fingers (Dvs)
Tahitian ʔUmu Presser, essorer en pressant, exprimer (le jus) (Lmt)
Tikopia Kumu Rub eyes Problematic (Fth)
Tuamotu Kumu Express, wring out (Stn)

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