Protoform: OFO.B [PN] Be surprised, amazed, startled; greet someone who has just appeared

Description: Be surprised, amazed, startled; greet someone who has just appeared
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea O/ofo Surprise, étonnement; être surpris, stupéfait, s'étonner (Rch)
Hawaiian Oho To call out, cry, leap up, as startled birds. (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Haga/oho To yell, scream Uncertain Semantic Connection (Lbr)
Luangiua ʔOho Surprise, shock (Smd)
Luangiua Oho Start, jump with fright; scream (Smd)
Marquesas Oho Cri poussé par les cochons épouvantés (Dln)
Marquesas E oho e! Appel amical (Dln)
Marquesas Oh/oho! Cri qu'on pousse en se laissant porter sur le dos d'une lame de la mer (Dln)
Marquesas Oho/ia, oho/kia Tressailler de peur (Dln)
Moriori Ok/oho/mauri Arouse (Shd)
Moriori Ho/mauri Start (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Oho Start from fear, surprise, etc.; spring up; begin speaking (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Oho/rere Start suddenly; (Wms)
Niue Ofo To cause surprise; to be surprised, astonished; surprising, wonderul (McE)
Nukumanu Oho Amazed (Trt)
Nukuoro Oho/oho Frightened by noise (Crl)
Penrhyn Oho To be excited, frightened, shocked (Sta)
Rennellese O/oho To call *ooho*, as in welcome... (Ebt)
Rennellese Oho/kia To shout, as in rituals (Ebt)
Rotuman Ofo Announce approach of an expected person Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan Ofo To be astonished, to wonder; to salute on meeting; to shout before a fight; the first speech made on presenting food to visitors (Prt)
Sikaiana Oho/ttaa To be startled (Dnr)
Tikopia Ofo Scatter, rush away (Fth)
Tokelau Ofo Be astonished, amazed; lead off, start (a song) (Sma)
Tongan Ofo To feel surprise, be surprised, get a surprise (Cwd)
Tongan Ofo/ngi To hail, to call out when someone or something suddenly comes into view (Cwd)
Tuamotu Oho To scatter, flee, dash, fly away, as birds or fish when startled by the approach of a person (Stn)
Tuvalu Ofo Spring up in surprise (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Oho/kia Lucky (accidentally, by chance) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Hnh)
West Uvea Ofo Etonné, apeuré (Hmn)

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