Protoform: TUKU.A [CP] Lower (v), let down; lower a sail; let down a fishing line or net; subside (of wind or sea)

Description: Lower (v), let down; lower a sail; let down a fishing line or net; subside (of wind or sea)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CP: Central Pacific

*0 >> PN *tuku-tuku "a spider"
*3 PEO *tuku "place, let go, let down" (Bgs.1965).
*4 POC *tuku '(of a person) to hang by the arms, dangle' (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Tuku To fish with a net (Fts)
Easter Island Tuku/tuku To fish with a conical net. Pescar nadando con una red que tiene forma de canasta o embudo (Egt). (Fts)
Fijian Tuku-ca To let down something hanging by loosening the rope (Cpl)
Hawaiian Kuʔu Type of net let down from a canoe; gill net; to set or lower a net or catch in a net (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Tuku/a Take down/off (something hanging) (Clk)
Ifira-Mele Tuku/ukina To lower, let down (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Dugu di laa To lower the sail (Lbr)
Mangaia Tuku Do net-fishing with *naariki* or *kootaataa* net (Sta)
Mangareva Tuku Jeter un filet en mer; couler un défunt (forme d'enterrement) (Rch)
Mangareva Tuku/nga Lieu profond dans le lagon ou on coulait les défunts (cimétière marin) (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Tuku/nga Fishing ground (Bck)
Marquesas Tuku (MQN), tuʔu (MQS) Tendre (un filet), stretch (a net) (Chf)
Marquesas Tuku Pêcher la tortue (Dln)
Moriori Tuku, tchuku Dip (let down) (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Tuku Subside, settle down; descend; catch in a net (Wms)
Niue Tuku To bury (of people) (Sph)
Niue Tuku/tuku To lower (Sph)
Niue Ma/tuku To subside, to become less (Sph)
Niue Tuku/tuku-iho To look down, to stoop down, in approaching a superior (McE)
Nuguria Tuku te ha Holen [sc. niederholen?] (Segel) Problematic (Ths)
Nukuoro Haga/tugu To crouch down (Crl)
Nukuoro Dugu de laa Lower sail (Crl)
Penrhyn Tuku/tuku To angle (Sta)
Pukapuka Tuku moana Method of hand-line fishing with a composite fishing apparatus from a stationary canoe outside the reef (Bge)
Pukapuka Tuku/tuku To pay out a line in fishing (Bge)
Rarotongan Tuku Cast or pay out net (Bse)
Rarotongan Tuku/nga Fishing ground (where net is cast) (Bse)
Rennellese Tu/tuku To fall or drop from a height, as stones or small fruit... (Ebt)
Rotuman Fuʔu To take down, put down, let down, lower; (of tide) to begin to go out (Cwd)
Samoan Tuʔu/tuʔu ifo To let down (Prt)
Samoan Tuʔu To cut down (Prt)
Samoan Tuʔu/tuʔu To lower; a style of fishing (Mnr)
Tahitian Tuu/tuu/tautai The frequent use of the fishing net (Dvs)
Takuu Tuku raa Lower a canoe sail (Mle)
Takuu Tuku/na Location where shark fishing occurs... (Mle)
Takuu T/tuku (Of wind) let up, subside, abate (Mle)
Tokelau Tuku Cut down, fell (tree); let down (blinds, of traditional house) (Sma)
Tongan Toogoo To lower (a sail) (Mar)
Tongan Tuku To lower or let down, or turn down (e.g. a lamp) (Cwd)
Tuamotu Tuku To descend (Stn)
Tuvalu Tuku/tuku Put further in (as fishing line in water) (Rby)
Tuvalu Ma/tuku ki lalo To drop down, recede [ex. population] (Jsn)
Tuvalu T/tuku (Of tide) to fall (Jsn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Tuku-a To lower something down; be lowered (Hnh)
Waya Tuku-ci- Hang, dangle (Ply)
West Futuna Tuk/aina To lift down, pull down (Dty)
West Futuna Tuku To let down the line during the day (Cpl)
West Uvea Tuku/tuku (Corde) lâche (Hmn)

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