Protoform: KUPU.1A [PN] Word, phrase, saying -- any piece of language

Description: Word, phrase, saying -- any piece of language
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *kupu.2 'piece, section'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Kupu Word, anything spoken (Mfr)
East Uvea Kupu Word; a short saying (Rch)
Easter Island Kupu Texto (de un libro, de una canción, etc.) (Egt)
Hawaiian ʔUpu Recurring thought, desire, attachment, hope, expectation; to desire, long for, covet, keep thinking of with anticipation (Pki)
Hawaiian Hoo/ʔupu/ʔupu To recall to someone else, remind; to terrify someone by repeating an unpleasant impending event, especially that one is to be the victim of sorcery; to harp on impending doom (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Gubu Verse (e.g. of Bible) (Lbr)
Moriori Kupu Saying, words (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Kupu Anything said; saying, message, word, talk; to speak (Wms)
Niue Kupu Word, expression (a single unit of spoken or written language); verse (of Bible) (Sph)
Nukuoro Gubu/ daahili Verse of song (Crl)
Pukapuka Kupu A section of a chant. Love chant (Sby). (Bge)
Rarotongan Kupu Anything said: word, saying, talk (Sve)
Rennellese Kupu Word, verse, utterance (Ebt)
Samoan ʔUpu Word, anything spoken (Prt)
Sikaiana Kupu A prayer form that was sung (Dnr)
Tahitian ʔUpu Prière, invocation (Aca)
Tikopia Kupu Word, stanza of a song (Fth)
Tokelau Kupu Word; statement, remark (Sma)
Tongan Kupu/ʔi lea Phrase (Cwd)
Tuamotu Kupu A saying, message, ?word (FAG); lore, learning; spoken words of wisdom (Stn)
Tuvalu Kupu Word (Rby)

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