Protoform: TUKU-TUKU [CP] A spider

Description: A spider
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CP: Central Pacific

*1 Cf. PN *tuku.C "lower, let down"
*2 PCP *tukutuku "k.o. spider which lowers itself on a single thread" (LPO IV:411).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Tukutuku To fish with a conical net Problematic (Fts)
Fijian Tukutuku A kind of small spider (Cpl)
Hawaiian Kuʔukuʔu Spider sp. (Pki)
Mangareva Tukutuku To weave (Rch)
New Zealand Maori Tukutuku Spider web; ornamental lattice-work (Wms)
Rarotongan Tukutuku/raʔonui General term for spiders (Bse)
Rotuman Fuʔfuʔu Kind of spider that lets itself down on a thread (Cwd)
Tahitian Tuutuu/rahonui Esp. araignée (de grosse taille) Phonologically Irregular (Lmt)
Tahitian Tuʔu The name of a species of spider (Dvs)
Tahitian Tuutuu A sort of spider (Dvs)
Tikopia Tukutuku Spider sp. (Fth)
Tuamotu Tukutuku A variety of harmless spider (Stn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Tukutuku Spider (Hvn)

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