Protoform: PULA.1 [MP] To glow, shine; flash, glitter; phosphorescence

Description: To glow, shine; flash, glitter; phosphorescence
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*0 >> CE *koo-pura "flash"
*1 Cf. CK *mura "glow red, as the sky"
*2 PCP *pula "burn".
*3 PEO *bula "burn, be on fire, in flames"
*4 POC *pula(n) "shine, twinkle, white, moon (Gce)".
*4 POC *bula "?burn, be alight" (LPO II:75).
*5 PMP *bulan "unnaturally white, albino", *bulaN "moon" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Pura For a spark to ignite upon rubbing a stick on a wood platform or fire plow (Fbg)
Anuta Pura/rua For fire to light at both ends of fire plow track (in making fire by friction) (Fbg)
East Futuna Pu/pula/ Be dim (Bgs)
Easter Island Pu/pura Shine, glitter (Chl)
Easter Island Pura Shine (a light), flash, shiny (Wbr)
Fijian Vula Moon Problematic (Cpl)
Hawaiian Pula Kindle, kindling Problematic (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Bula Glow, shine (Lbr)
Kapingamarangi Bula/bula Phosphorescence (Lbr)
Luangiua Pula Shine, glow (Smd)
Mangaia Pura Emit phosphorescent light (Chn)
Mangareva Pura a tea Endroits de la mer ou le fond de sable blanc apparaît. A bank of white sand in the sea (Tgr). (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Pura/pura Phosphorescent light (Bck)
Marquesas Pu/pua. Pu/puʔa (MQS) (Atl). Brillant, lumineux, phosphorescent, luisant, étincelant. Clarté, light (n) (Atl). Phonologically Irregular (Dln)
Marquesas Pua/pua te ahi (MQN) Gerbe d'étincelles; shower of sparks Phonologically Irregular (Chf)
Marquesas Pu(a)/puʔa Scintiller, twinkle (Chf)
Marquesas Puʔa (Eclair) briller; (lightning) flash (Chf)
New Zealand Maori Pura Twinkle, shine with unsteady light (Wms)
Niue Pula Appear, rise (of the (new) moon). To shine (of the moon) (McE). (Sph)
Niue Pu/pula To shine; to be new (of the moon) (McE)
Nuguria P(u)/pura Phosphorescence in the sea (Dvl)
Nukuoro Bula Flash (n), glance (n); light (a torch) (Crl)
Nukuoro Pula Light up suddenly; phosphorescent insect sp (Crl)
Penrhyn Pura Luminescence, flash; to be flashed (Sta)
Penrhyn Pura/pura Twinkle; glow with an unsteady light (Sta)
Penrhyn Aa/pura Rise (of the new moon) (Sta)
Pukapuka Pula To spark ; to sparkle, shine (Sby)
Rarotongan Pura Shine, glow v; flash (Bse)
Rennellese Puga Shine v, as a lantern (Ebt)
Rotuman Pula Burn, shine, give light (Cwd)
Samoan Pula Shine, glow v (Prt)
Samoan Pupula Bright, luminous (Prt)
Sikaiana P/pula To shine with a low light, as a fire from a far distance or a star (Dnr)
Tahitian Pura Gerbe d'étincelles, phosphorescence, être phosphorescent, produire des étincelles, s'allumer (lumière); être ébloui; esp. de champignons phosphorescents. A spark of fire; a flash of light or fire; to flash, or blaze; to sparkle, as the luminous particles in the sea (Dvs). (Lmt)
Takuu P/pura Glow, be phosphorescent (Mle)
Tikopia Pura/pura Just enough light to be seen; light-coloured (Fth)
Tikopia Pura/seka Phosphorescence in the sea; on dead trees (Fth)
Tikopia Pura Murky, difficult to see (Fth)
Tokelau Pula Phosphorescence in the sea (Sma)
Tokelau Pu/pula Shine (sunshine, torch, reflected light) (Sma)
Tuamotu Pura Glow with unsteady light (Stn)
Tuvalu Pula Bright stones under water and visible at night (Rby)
Waya Bula-n Set ablaze; burn (Ply)

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