Protoform: QUNU [PN] Move over, move along; approach, draw near

Description: Move over, move along; approach, draw near
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *fe-qunu "strand of rope or cord; single element in plaiting or weaving"
*5 PMP *qunus "move along" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Paka/nga/unu To move something over; to move away, to slide away (Fbg)
East Uvea ʔUnu/aki Approcher, avancer qe . Se mouvoir, s'avancer (Btn)
Fijian Unu-ya To enter deeply into a thing, as a spear; to drink in, absorb; to feel (Cpl)
Mota Unu/v Sink in, be absorbed, of a fluid Problematic (Cdn)
Niue Unu Move along, move over, draw near (McE)
Niue Unu, une To move something, to move (oneself) over (Sph)
Saʔa Unu Overlap (e.g. as the jaw of a shark) Borrowed (Ivs)
Tikopia Unu Wind in and out, move in sinuous line Problematic (Fth)
Tongan Qunu Move over or along; approach or draw near to (Cwd)
Waya Unu Enter, go inside, penetrate (sub. liquid, cold, animal) Problematic (Ply)
West Futuna Ma/unu Go ahead, go quickly (of people in file) (Cpl)

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