Protoform: QASU [MP] Bail, ladle out, scoop out: *(q)asu

Description: Bail, ladle out, scoop out: *(q)asu
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*3 PEO *qasu "scoop" (Gty.1983).
*4 POC *asu "scoop or ladle out; ladle, bailer" (LPO I:201).
*5 PMP *qasu "fetch water, scoop up water" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Atu To remove liquid from a container, like bailing a canoe or lifting soup out of a bowl with a spoon (Fbg)
East Futuna ʔAsu Bail, ladle out, scoop out (Bgs)
East Uvea Ohu Pelle, cuiller, vider l'eau d'une pirogue Problematic (Btn)
Emae Asu/a Dip up, draw water (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Asu Bail a canoe, dip water (Clk)
Luangiua ʔAsu Grub earth Uncertain Semantic Connection (Smd)
Luangiua Asu Scoop up (Smd)
Mangareva Aʔu Remplir; verser (ki roto, ki va'o) (Rch)
Namakir Mihi/ʔah Canoe bailer (Sph)
New Zealand Maori Ehu Bail with a paddle (Wms)
Niue Ahu Bail, ladle out, scoop out (Sph)
Niue Lehu Scoop out, ladle out Problematic (Sph)
Nuguria Ahu Fetch, draw (water), fill (Dvl)
Nuguria Ahu/mai Bring, fetch, get (water); bail (water out of canoe); scoop small fish with a net (Dvl)
Nukumanu Ahu Take (water) (Trt)
Nukuoro Asu Scoop up, spoon (Crl)
Penrhyn Asu-a, -hia Scoop out, bail out, dip (Sta)
Rennellese ʔAsu Scoop, bail, as a canoe (Ebt)
Samoan Asu Ladle, dip, scoop out (Prt)
Sikaiana Asu Ladle, dip, scoop out (Sps)
Tahitian Ahu To scoop, lade, or shovel; to take up any thing with a vessel or a ladle (Dvs)
Takuu Asu Scoop; dip a container into water; fill a container from a tank, drum, canoe (Mle)
Tikopia Asu To scoop out; to bail a canoe (Fth)
Tokelau Ahu To bail, ladle, scoop (Sma)
Tongan Ohu Dip up, ladle, bale a boat (Cwd)
Tongan Ohoo. Ohoo lioo. A scoop to bale out. To bale out the hold. (Mar)
Tuvalu Ahu Bail a canoe; a bailer (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Au/a Scrape up, shovel up (Grn)
West Uvea Asu(a) Ecope; écoper, vider (Hmn)

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