Protoform: PATOO.1 [PN] Sharp, abrupt noise

Description: Sharp, abrupt noise
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 >> PN *paa-ta-too "type of noise", TA *paa-too-too "knock repeatedly"
*5 PWP *paTek "clicking sound" (Bst. 1989:155).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Patoo Sharp abrupt noise (Bgs)
East Futuna Paatoo Some kind of noise (Bgs)
East Uvea Patoo Bruit sourd d'un objet qui tombe (Rch)
Marquesas Pato Interjection Problematic (Dln)
Moriori Batoo/too Knock (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Patoo Crack, snap, sharp sudden sound (Wms)
Pukapuka Patoo To touch ground lightly (as a dart which ricochets) (Mta)
Tahitian Patô To propel, or shoot forward (Dvs)
Tahitian Paatoo Éclore (oeufs) (Lmt)
Tikopia Pa/pato Slap (Drd)
Tongan Patoo Hard, sharp or tapping noise (Cwd)
Tuamotu Patoo Make sharp, loud, sudden, cracking sound (Obs.) (Stn)
Tuvalu Patoo Bang (Rby)

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