Protoform: PUNOU [PN] Bow down

Description: Bow down
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *tulou "expression of deference"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Punou Se courber, se prosterner, s'incliner profondement (Gzl)
East Uvea Punou Se prosterner (Btn)
Niue Punou To stoop, duck; bob up and down. Bend the body forwards (McE). (Sph)
Pukapuka Puunou Stoop, bend down (Sby)
Rennellese Punou Bend over, crouch (Ebt)
Samoan Punou Bend, bow head, nod (Prt)
Takuu Punou (of a person) Stooped, bent over with age or infirmity (Mle)
Tikopia Punou Bend head down (Fth)
Tokelau Punou (of head) Bend, bow; (of back) bend downwards, stoop (Sma)
Tongan Punou To bow, bow down, especially in worship or homage (Cwd)
Tongan Boonó To incline, to bend down, to droop, to stoop (Mar)
Tuvalu Punou To bow down (Rby)
West Uvea Punou S'incliner, se pencher; se courber (sous une charge) [Heo Dialect] (Hmn)

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