Protoform: PUNI.1A [PN] Prevent access or egress by surrounding completely; blocking up, bringing ends to meet

Description: Prevent access or egress by surrounding completely; blocking up, bringing ends to meet
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 >> CE *taka-puni "go around, surround"
*1 Cf. PN *punu-ti
*3 PEO *puni (Gty. 1983).
*4 POC *pu(n)i, punyi (Lbk. 1979).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Puni/ga Meeting in circle (Rch)
Hawaiian Puni Surrounded; completed (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Haga/buni To unite, to come together (Lbr)
Kapingamarangi Puni Closed or joined tightly (as the blade to the handle of the adze) (Lbr)
Kapingamarangi Buni Joined (Lbr)
Luangiua Puŋi Stopped up, blocked up; finish; rain all the time (Smd)
Mangareva Puni Achever, terminer, finir un ouvrage (Rch)
Marquesas Puni/puni Un tres grand nombre, en tres grande quantite Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dln)
Moriori Puni Blocked up (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Puni Sheath or cover for ornamental feathers; a camp (Wms)
Niue Puni To be completely filled, completed; to block (the wicket in cricket). Crammed (McE). (Sph)
Niue Pu/puni/ Enclose, shut in. Block up, cover up, partition (Sph). (McE)
Nukuoro Buni Closed up (Crl)
Pukapuka Puni Fully occupied ; closed, shut (Sby)
Rarotongan Puni Enclose, shut in, secrete (Intrans) (Bse)
Rennellese Puni Entangled (Ebt)
Samoan Pu/puni Block, bar; to close (e.g. door); screen off, hide (Prt)
Samoan Puni Be blocked, clogged (Mnr)
Sikaiana Puni Closed up, stopped up; in descent lines, to have a line without any children, or, for some speakers, with only female children (Dnr)
Takuu Puni Shut off, blocked, closed off; (of bivalve) having its shell closed; (of eyes) blind; (of customs, knowledge, etc.) forgotten, obsolete, no longer in use (Mle)
Tikopia Puni Block, bar, compress (Fth)
Tokelau Puni Surround, encircle (fish); block off (Sma)
Tongan Puni/puni Shut up all the doors and windows (Cwd)
Tongan Ma/booni To shut or close up (Mar)
Tuamotu Puni Surround, covered over, lie concealed (Stn)
Tuvalu Puni To surround: encircle (as fish with a net) (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Puni Be delayed, be a long time; be diffficult (mentally) (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Puni/a Delay (vt) (Hvn)
West Futuna Buni (WFU), puni (ANI) To end (intransitive). To fail, come to nothing. Uncertain Semantic Connection (Cpl)
West Uvea Puni-tia Bouché, bloqué; boucher, couvrir (Hmn)

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