Protoform: PUUKAO [EP] Something rising above a surface

Description: Something rising above a surface
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EP: East Polynesian

*1 Cf. *puu.6, *puqu, *kao.1, *kao.4

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Pukao Moño. Chignon. [topknot] (Fts)
Hawaiian Puuʔao Womb Uncertain Semantic Connection (Pki)
Mangareva Pukao Monticule sur le penchant d'un montagne; petit coquillage univalve (Rch)
Marquesas Paʔe pukao Espèce de coiffure pointue pour les personnes luxurieuses (Dln)
Marquesas Pukao Pointe; pointu, qui se termine en pointe, de forme conique; espèce de coquillage (Dln)
Tahitian Puao Cartridge of powder; any small wrapper, or thing rolled up, as paper, cloth &c.; to make cartridges, to wrap or roll up small things Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dvs)
Tuamotu Puukao To rise up, emerge out of; to come into view, as a ship above the horizon or smoke above trees (Stn)

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