Protoform: KUMU.2 [MP] Rinse the mouth; hold liquid in mouth

Description: Rinse the mouth; hold liquid in mouth
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*1 Cf. *komo.2 "to suck".
*4 POC *gumu 'gargle, rinse mouth' (LPO V:272).
*5 PMP *kumuR 'gargle, rinse the mouth' (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Fijian Kumu Place money in the mouth of a favourite at a dance (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Kookomu Have the mouth full of liquid, rinse mouth, wash something around in the mouth (Clk)
Mangareva Kumu/kumu Bruit des poules qui couvent; bruit que font les cochones Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
Mangareva Ku/kumu Fermer la bouche avec la main (Rch)
New Zealand Maori Kumu Close the mouth, hold the breath (Wms)
Nggela Gogomu Keep in mouth (Fox)
Rennellese Kumu/kumu To rinse, as the mouth (Ebt)
Rotuman Kumu To hold liquid in the mouth; rinse the mouth with Borrowed (Cwd)

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