Protoform: POO-POO.A [AN] To pat with the hands

Description: To pat with the hands
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian

*0 << PN *poo.2 "cover or strike with cupped hand"
*6 PAN *pedped "press together, pack solid, PMP *peDet "pack in tightly (Bst. 1989:156).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Poopoo Pat, pat something on to something as medicine on a wound (Bgs); tapoter un enfant pour l'endormir (Bgs)
East Uvea Poopoo To apply; wipe after urinating (Rch)
Fijian Booboo/ka Seize or squeeze something (Cpl)
Luangiua Poupou Pat, clap Phonologically Irregular (Smd)
Mangareva Popo Claquer des mains; soigner le *kupega* (filet de pêche) Phonologically Irregular (Rch)
New Zealand Maori Poopoo Pat with hand, soothe (Wms)
Niue Poopoo Pat, slap (McE)
Nukuoro Booboo Massage (Crl)
Penrhyn Poopoo-hia To knead (Sta)
Pukapuka Poopoo To clap hands; comfort a person in trouble (Mta)
Rennellese Poopoo Pat, press down, flatten out; beat hard, so as to flatten or smash (Ebt)
Samoan Popoo To pat gently, as a child in order to quiet it to sleep (Prt)
Tahitian Poopoo Applaudir, frapper des mains (Lmt)
Tahitian Pôpô To clap hands, as fishermen sometimes do; to pat slightly with the hand (Dvs)
Takuu P/poo Cup one's hand, slap with a cupped hand, clap cupped hands Phonologically Irregular (Mle)
Tikopia Poopoo Touch, handle (Fth)
Tokelau Poopoo Pat (as in soothing a baby) (Sma)
Tongan Poopoo Wipe after urinating (women) (Cwd)
Tuvalu Poopoo Pat, massage (Rby)
Tuvalu P/poo Massage (v) [Nanumea, Nanumanga] (Bsr)

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