Protoform: SAMUTI.2 [TA] Human excrement, shit; privy

Description: Human excrement, shit; privy
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to TA: Tahitic

*8 Note. This word may be connected in an obscure way with *samu-ti. Throughout Eastern Polynesia is found the legendary incident in which Hema's eyes are "snatched" out and his body is used as a "privy".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
New Zealand Maori Hamuti Excrement; latrine (Wms)
Rarotongan ʔAmuti Human excrement (Sve)
Tahitian Hamuti A privy; a place of dirt and rubbish (Dvs)
Tuamotu Hamuti Defecate; excrement; a latrine (Stn)

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