Protoform: SAFU.1 [OC] To run off, fall (of water)

Description: To run off, fall (of water)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*4 POC *sa[p,b]u(q) "waterfall; (water) fall" (LPO II:61).
*7 PWMP *sabuq "drop, fall" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Safu Flow, small conduit from leaf (Mfr)
East Uvea Hafu Drip, trickle (Rch)
Fijian Savu Waterfall (Cpl)
Hawaiian Hahu Purge, as the bowels (Pki)
Rennellese Sahu Drip, flow, as water or blood (Ebt)
Rotuman Safu Stream running down hillside b Problematic (Cwd)
Samoan Aafu Waterfall b Problematic (Prt)
Tokelau Hafu An arrangement by whereby rain-water is channelled off a coconut tree or a breadfruit tree trunk so that it can be collected in a bucket or other receptacle...; the flow of rain-water off an iron roof (Sma)
Tokelau Aafu Waterfall, cascade, cataract b Problematic (Sma)
Tongan Hafu Trickle down, small waterfall (Cwd)

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