Protoform: SALU.1 [OC] Scrape aside, clear, smooth by scraping or planing

Description: Scrape aside, clear, smooth by scraping or planing
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*1 Cf. *selu "comb"
*4 POC *salu "slash, hoe; a hoe, an adze" (LPO I:120)
*5 PMP *si(n)duk, suduk, cf. PWMP *sanDuk "spoon, ladle" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Halu Racler, peigner (Rch)
Fijian Saru-ta Strike grass and weeds with a heavy stick (Cpl)
Kapingamarangi Haru Scrape off smooth with a knife (Ebt)
Kapingamarangi Halu Plane, scrape (Lbr)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Haru/haru Spat collector (Osn)
Mota Sal Cut with a slashing cut (Cdn)
Niue Halu To peel, sharpen, cut (fingernails). To scrape (McE). (Sph)
Nukuoro Salu Scrape, plane, peel (Crl)
Pukapuka Yalu Straighten out a pandanus leaf before coiling (Mta)
Rennellese Sagu Chop, as branches with axe or knife (Ebt)
Rotuman Saru Till, dig, break up finely (Cwd)
Samoan Salu Scrape out, brush up (as rubbish) (Prt)
Tikopia Saaru To clear, e.g. undergrowth (Fth)
Tokelau Halu Shave, plane (with spokeshave); sweep, rake (Sma)
Tongan Halu Scarify (of soil); slit, shred (Cwd)
Tuvalu Halu Comb (Rby)
Tuvalu Halu/halu Scrape, rub hand over face (Rby)
Waya Cadru Picked, pulled out or off, plucked (flowers, leaves, feathers, weeds) (Ply)
West Futuna Sa/sara D├ębrousser (Rve)

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