Protoform: POO.2 [OC] Cover, catch or strike with cupped hand

Description: Cover, catch or strike with cupped hand
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*1 Cf. PN *poki.1, *poo-kia, *poo-poo
*4 POC *bo(q)u(k) "feel with fingers, lay hand on, squeeze" (LPO I:289).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Po(o) To clap hands, as in keeping rhythm for a dance (Fbg)
Anuta Popoo (popou?) To hold something (generally followed by *atu* or *mai*) (Fbg)
East Futuna Poo(poo) Appliquer sur, mettre la main dessus (Gzl)
Fijian Boo-ka Seize, squeeze, lay hold firmly on (Cpl)
Mangareva Poo Cacher; mettre quelque chose à part pour la dérober à la vue (Rch)
Niue Poo Slap, cuff, clap (Sph)
Nukuoro Boo Grab (with one's hand); hold (in one's hand); capture (Crl)
Rotuman Poo To catch up to, overtake (Cwd)
Samoan Poo Slap; seize or catch, as an owl or cat its prey. To clap with the palms cupped (Macpherson). (Prt)
Samoan Po/poo Pounce on (Prt)
Takuu P/poo Cup one’s hand, slap with a cupped hand, clap cupped hands (Mle)
Tikopia Poo Touch, grasp, lay hands on, get hold of; clap cupped hands, slowly (Fth)
Tokelau Poo Slap, smack (Sma)
Tongan Poo Catch (Cwd)
Tongan Poo/ki Close eyes of a dead person; pat, dab (Cwd)
Vaeakau-Taumako Phoo Grab, catch (Hvn)
West Uvea Popoo, pookia Battre/frapper des mains, (danses) taper dans les mains; laisser une trace/empreinte; imprimer; (insectes) claquer; (eau) clapoter (Hmn)
West Uvea Po/poo/kia Tapoter le dos d'un enfant pour l'endormir (Hmn)

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