Protoform: QAFU.2 [EO] Heap up; a heap or raised place

Description: Heap up; a heap or raised place
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EO: Eastern Oceanic

*1 Cf. PN *qaafua "sandbank forming a shoal"
*3 PEO *apu "mound for house site, platform of earth on which a house is built" (LPO I:51; VI:180).
*3 PEO *avu "house mound" (Gty. 1983).
*5 Cf. PMP *ebun 'heap, pile', AN root *-pun,*-bun 'to assemble, collect, gather, heap up'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Apu Spring forth Problematic (Fbg)
East Uvea ʔAfu Mettre le feu à l'umu (four wallisien) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
East Uvea Afu/gia, afu/hi(a) Arroser, asperger (Rch)
Easter Island Ahu Megalithic construction considered for a long time as a funeral monument...consists of one or more chambers with a platform cover meant to support one or more moai.. Swelling (Wbr). (Fts)
Easter Island Ahu Sepultura en forma de monumento de piedras, generalmente con varios nichos y plataforma encima, en donde colocaban antiguamente las estatuas de piedra... (Egt)
Fijian Yavu Foundation mound of a house (Cpl)
Hawaiian Ahu Altar, shrine, heap up, pile (Pki)
Ifira-Mele T/afu Heap up (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Ahu Islet , scoop up (Ebt)
Mangareva Aʔu/aʔu ake Croître, grandir Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
Marquesas Ahu Lieu sacré (Lch)
Moriori Tu/ahu Heap, mound (Bke)
New Zealand Maori Ahu Heap up; sacred mound (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Tua/ahu/ Altar (Wms)
Niue Afu Heap up firewood for oven (Sph)
Nuguria Ahu Mons veneris (Ths)
Nukuoro Ahu Islet (Crl)
Penrhyn Ahu Erect stone, pile of stones, cairn (Sta)
Raʔivavae Ahu Mound, heap, eminence; temple mound or platform (Stn)
Rapa Aʔu/nga Artificial terrace (a`uanga?) (Sks)
Rarotongan Aʔu Pile up, heap up, mound up (Bse)
Sikaiana Ahu Pile up, heap up (Dnr)
Tahitian Ahu To throw up or huddle toegher a heap of things; to pile up stones or throw up earth, as for a fortification; to put up the wall of a marae; to make an inclosure to catch fish in shallow places (Dvs). Plate-forme supérieure des marae (Lmt) (Dvs)
Takuu Ahu Heap something into a pile (Mle)
Tongan Afu/gi Jeter copieusement, couvrir (Btn)
Tuamotu Ahu Pile, heap up (Stn)
Waya Avu Foundation of a house (a flat mound of earth) (Ply)
West Futuna Afu/a Prepare ground for a garden (Dty)

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