Protoform: PUKU.2 [PN] Short; compact, rounded; hunch, curl up (body or part): *puku(puku)

Description: Short; compact, rounded; hunch, curl up (body or part): *puku(puku)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *puku.1a

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Pukupuku Short, small (Rch)
Hawaiian Pu/puʔu To double up, draw the limbs together; foetal position (Pki)
Marquesas Faka/sah/puku To lie curled up as though sitting on your side; to lie in fetal position; to lie with legs pulled up under you (Dty)
Marquesas Puku/puku (MQN), puʔu/puʔu (MQS) Gonflé, boursouflé, gros (Lch)
Marquesas Tua puku, tua puʔu Bosse sur le dos, derrière bossu (Dln)
Marquesas Tu a boo Hump back'd (Rbs)
Niuatoputapu Puku Short (Dye)
Niue Puku/puku Medium-sized. Small (McE). (Sph)
Niue Pu/puku To curl up (vi) (Sph)
Niue Puku To coil (vt) (obj. pandanus, a loose and temporary method) (Sph)
Nuguria Puku/puku Short (Ray)
Nuguria Haka/puku Clench a fist (Dvl)
Penrhyn Puku rima Clenched fist (Sta)
Pukapuka Pu/puku Small, rounded (of people) (Sby)
Rennellese Puku(puku) To be short (Ebt)
Rennellese Puku te tuʔa To be hunchbacked (Ebt)
Samoan Puʔu A fowl having short legs (Prt)
Samoan Puʔu/puʔu Short (Prt)
Sikaiana Puku A hunchback's hump Problematic (Dnr)
Sikaiana Puku/puku Round (Dnr)
Tikopia Pukupuku Compact; small, yet heavy; rounded (Fth)
Tokelau Puku/puku Short (Sma)
Tongan Pukupuku Short, in height (Cwd)
Tongan Boogoo-boogoo Squab; short and thick (Mar)
Tuvalu Pukupuku Spheroid (like a puku [mouthful] prepared for eating; short and fat (of people) (Rby)
Tuvalu P/puku To be fat (Jsn)
Vaeakau-Taumako (A)ka/puku Squat, kneel (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mdei/puku/puku Arrow of wood to shoot birds with (Hvn)
West Futuna Puku (pl. h/puku) To sit (Dty)
West Futuna (H)puku Round (two or three dimensional form without sharp edges or straight sides) (Dty)
West Futuna Fa/sa/puku/a Fermer le poing (Rve)

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