Protoform: TA-PUNI [PN] Block, shut; conceal *ta(a)puni

Description: Block, shut; conceal *ta(a)puni
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PPN *puni.1a "block up", *puni.1b "hide, conceal"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Tapuni, taapunu Couvercle, bouchon; fermer, clore, boucher (Rch)
Marquesas Tah, puʔney To hide, conceal (Rbs)
New Zealand Maori Taapuni Close up faulty places in a net (Wms)
Rarotongan Taapuni Stow away (on a ship) (Bse)
Samoan Taapuni To shut (Prt)
Tahitian Tapuni To hide or conceal oneself (Dvs)
Tokelau Taapuni Lid, top; shut, close, block off (Sma)
Tongan Tabooni To shut; a bolt or bar (Mar)
Tongan Taapuni To shut or close (door, window, book, box, bottle, mail etc.); to block (a path or doorway) by standing in it (Cwd)
Tupuaki Tapuni Conceal oneself (Atn)

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