Protoform: TUFU.1 [AN] Fresh-water spring, usually on the beach

Description: Fresh-water spring, usually on the beach
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian

*4 POC *t(o,u)pu(R) "freshwater spring on the beach, often brackish" (LPO II:59).
*5 PMP *t(e,u)buR "spring of water" (ACD)
*6 PAN *Cebuj "natural spring, fresh water spring" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Tufu Spring of water, usually on the beach (Bgs)
East Uvea Tufu Spring on the beach (Rch)
Emae Tufu Fresh-water spring in the sea; brackish (Cpl)
Fijian Tuvu Spring of fresh water on the beach (Cpl)
Luangiua Kihu Container full of rain water (Smd)
Mota Tov Spring below high-water mark (Cdn)
Nggela Tuvu A well (Fox)
Rennellese Tuhu Natural salt-water ponds connected underground with the sea (Ebt)
Rennellese Lubu Small deep spring, as in limestone cave . (Bst) Problematic (Ebt)
Samoan Tufu Pool or spring of fresh water situated near the shore (Prt)
Tikopia Tufu Spring of brackish water (Fth)
Tongan Tufu Spring of water, especially one on beach (Cwd)
Vaeakau-Taumako Hutu Well, spring, stream, brook Phonologically Irregular (Hvn)
West Futuna Rufu. Tufu (WFU) (Cpl) Spring of water (Dty)
West Futuna Ta/lufu Spring by the seaside (Cpl)

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