Protoform: SUKE [PN] Open up by removing a cover

Description: Open up by removing a cover
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *fuke "open (esp. earth oven), uncover"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta U(u)ke To uncover a canoe; uncover an object such as a canoe which has been covered with leaves while not in use; uncover or untie, as a food parcel. (Fbg)
East Futuna Suke Uncover, as an earth oven (Bgs)
East Uvea Huke Défaire, déplier, fouiller, fureter (Btn)
Luangiua Su/suʔe Take top layers off oven (Smd)
Nuguria Huke Open up, uncover an earth oven (Dvl)
Pukapuka (Yu)yuke To open, expose. (Bge)
Pukapuka Yu/yuke Turn over (as a stone, pages of a book) (Mta)
Samoan Suʔe Open, uncover (Prt)
Sikaiana Suke Rummage about as when looking for something (Dnr)
Sikaiana S/suke Mention a person’s name; recall, remember (Dnr)
Takuu (S)suke Remove or lift something to access what is underneath, uncover (esp. an earth oven) (Mle)
Takuu S/suke Reveal things that should remain private or secret (Mle)
Tokelau Huke Try, question, inspect, examine (Sma)
Tokelau Hu/huke Open, uncover, lift the covering up, reveal (Sma)
Tongan Huke Lift edge of mat etc., rummage (Cwd)
Tuvalu Hu/huke/ Open door, oven, lid (Rby)

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