Protoform: LOKU [MP] Bent, bowed down

Description: Bent, bowed down
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*0 >> PN *noku "bend"
*3 PEO *l(a,o)ku `again' (Ply. 1972).
*4 POC *loku(t) "bend, fold" (LPO I:290).
*5 PMP *leku? "bend, fold; folding part of the body; curl up" (ACD).
*5 PMP *rekut "curled or crumpled up" (Bst. 1986).
*5 PMP *de(9)ku9 "bent, bowed" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Ro/roku (te pana) To draw (a bow) (Fbg)
East Futuna Lo/loku/ Bend over/down (Bgs)
East Uvea Loku Relever, retrousser (Rch)
Fijian Roko In bowed or stooping position, to be (Cpl)
Hawaiian Loʔu Overhang; bend over; bent over (Pki)
Mangareva Roku/roku Prière finale au jeu de *rama* Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
New Zealand Maori Ro(ro)ku Bend; weighed down; grow weak, decline; wane (of moon) (Wms)
Niue Lo/loku/ Bend (Sph)
Niue Loku Carry a heavy load; fish with a rod Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sph)
Nukuoro Nga/logu Push in, crumple up, bend out of shape (temporarily) (Crl)
Pukapuka Lo/loku/ To bend. Concentrate, trust (Sby). (Bge)
Rennellese Goku Bend (Ebt)
Rotuman Loʔu Bend at an angle, fold, crease (Cwd)
Samoan Loʔu Bent, curved (to be) (Prt)
Tikopia Loku Bend over Problematic (Fth)
Tokelau Lo/loku Bend (vt) (sg) (Sma)
Tuvalu Loku Bend or bend straight (a stick or piece of pipe) (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Loku Bow (n) (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ulu/loku Give a compensation (to avoid conflict) [Taumako Dialect] (Hvn)

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