Protoform: MULU.1 [PN] Wipe, rub; rub off; strip off

Description: Wipe, rub; rub off; strip off
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*7 Cf. PNCV *ulu "shed skin, moult" (Clark 2009)

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Mulu/ki Oter le poil, râcler la peau, nettoyer, essuyer avec la main, effeuiller, égrainer (Mfr)
East Uvea Mulu Masturbate (Rch)
Emae Muru/muruna Rub (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Mulu To shed one's skin, moult (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Mhuru Rub, as the back with oil, caress (Ebt)
Kapingamarangi Mmulu Massage (Lbr)
Luangiua Mulu Cutting young growth for cultivation Uncertain Semantic Connection (Smd)
Luangiua Mulu/ŋa Compost; bales of grass and wood in garden between rows of taro Uncertain Semantic Connection (Smd)
New Zealand Maori Muru Wipe, rub off, smear (on), strip off (as leaves from a branch), plunder (Bgs)
Niue Mulu Rub, massage; take off a cover or sheath (McE)
Niue Mulu To fiddle; to take too long (of work) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sph)
Niue Kai/mulu To harvest prematurely; to deplete; to harvest (steal) someone else's crops. Greedy (Lws). (Sph)
Nuguria M/muru (sg.obj.), muru/muru (pl.obj.) Wipe oneself with a towel, wipe a table (Dvl)
Nuguria Muru/muru Rub with coconut oil (Dvl)
Pukapuka Mulu/mulu Clean, wipe, rub (Bge)
Pukapuka Wakamaa/mulu/ To rub (Bge)
Rotuman Muru Wipe body or face Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan Mulu Rub, handle (Prt)
Sikaiana M/mulu/ Wipe (us. a wet substance, e.g. tears) (Dnr)
Takuu M/muru Apply mulch or compost to a taro crop Uncertain Semantic Connection (Mle)
Takuu Mulu Rub with oil (Hwd)
Takuu M(u)/muru Rub with something (esp. if one feels chilled), rub with the heel of the hand (as of a length of tobacco) (Mle)
Tikopia Muru Wash out, away (Fth)
Tokelau Mulu/mulu Wash one's hands and face (Sma)
Tokelau Mu/mulu Wipe (one's face) with hands (The involuntary action of clearing one's eyes when one wakes from sleep) (Sma)
Tongan Mulu Strip, grasp and run the hands along with a stripping motion. Hence: to roll up the sleeves in this way; to strip a stem of leaves; to strip intestines (Cwd)
Tuvalu Mulu Stroke (Rby)
Tuvalu Mu/mulu/lava Wash clothes, face, teeth etc (Rby)

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