Protoform: TUSI [OC] Mark or adorn with colour, brand

Description: Mark or adorn with colour, brand
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*1 Cf. PPN *tusi.1 "point at, indicate".
*41 PCEMP tusi, PEMP *tosi "draw, make marks or designs " (ACD).
*8 Note. (Bse) does not have RAR tu`i in this sense.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Tuti To write (Fbg)
Emae Tus To write; book (Cpl)
Fijian Tusi Of native cloth kesa'd (marked with dye) with various colours and patterns (Hzd)
Luangiua Kekele/kusi Stripes (Smd)
Mangaia Tuʔi To write (Bse)
New Zealand Maori Tuhi Adorn with colour, cause to glow, redden; write (mod.) (Bgs)
Pukapuka Tuyi To mark (Sby)
Rarotongan Tuʔi Act of writing or drawing, or delineating; adorn, as with designs (Sve)
Rennellese Tusi Mark, as with turmeric or betel spit (Ebt)
Rotuman Tusi To mark with dots Problematic (Cwd)
Samoan Tusi Draw, write . Mark siapo, write. (Prt)
Sikaiana Tusi To make lines in a material; to draw them on paper; the lines on lined paper (Dnr)
Takuu Tusi Stripe (Mle)
Tikopia Tusi Trace with finger, mark (e.g. with turmeric); write (mod.) (Fth)
Tikopia Ta/tusi/tusi Marked in pattern; banded, as tail feathers of bird (Fth)
Tokelau Tuhi Write, scribble; register, enter in a book; draw, paint, sketch (Sma)
Tongan Tuhi Thin stripe, streak (Cwd)
Tuamotu Tuhi Red-gleam, as of sunrise (Stn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Tui/tui (trans. tui/a) Writing, book, scripture; to write (Hvn)
West Futuna Tusi-a To paint, dye. Se tatouer, se teindre le corps (Rve). (Dty)
West Uvea Tusi Couleur; livre (Hmn)
West Uvea Tusi/tusi Tacheté (Hmn)

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