Protoform: PUUPUU.3 [PN] Empty coconut shell; hollow object; container

Description: Empty coconut shell; hollow object; container
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *puu.2 'hole'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Puupuu Coquille de coco entière qui n'a plus de chair ni d'enveloppe (Rch)
Marquesas Bubu/kaiá The gizzard (Crk)
New Zealand Maori Puu Wicker receptacle for extracting oil from titoki berries or juice from tutu berries (Wms)
Nukuoro Buu Bladder, balloon...any other round, hollow, inflatable object (Crl)
Samoan Puupuu A sheath, a case (Prt)
Tikopia Puupuu A container (formerly of leaf, barkcloth or fibre, now usually a tin); money box (Fth)
Tokelau Puupuu Whole coconut shell (with or without husk);...for use as purse or ornament (Sma)
Tongan Puupuu Coconut the juice of which has been drunk and which has since dried up (Cwd)
Tuvalu Puupuu Kaleve [coconut juice] container made from shell of green nut fitted with string handles (Rby)

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