Protoform: QAU-HULU [PN] : *qa(a)u-(h,s)ulu

Description: : *qa(a)u-(h,s)ulu
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*8 Note. A rule of 8 song indicates that MAO has a long a.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Aau(h)ulu Injure, harm, rage; rough, raging (as sea or wind) (Pki)
New Zealand Maori A(a)uru Pluck up (of weeds), destroy (as floodwaters destroying vegetation on banks), as scrofula destroying flesh (Bgs)
Pukapuka Auyulu Prune, cut off all the leaves of the Hernandia tree (Sby)
Samoan ʔAusulu Axe (so called before chiefs) (Prt)
Tokelau Auhulu/hulu Do something diligently, work very hard; flee, run for one's life (Sma)
Tongan ʔAuhulu Rid a tree or plant of its dry leaves (Cwd)

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