Protoform: TUU-TOKO [TA]

Reconstruction: Reconstructs to TA: Tahitic

*1 Cf. PPN *toko, *toko-mahuru.
*8 Ultimately the Maori form may derive from PAN *se(9)guk "hiccough" (Bst.1971) and the Tahitian from PMP *teked "prop, support". In the absence of more evidence it is difficult to decide whether they are cognate. Perhaps Tahitian comprises a homonym.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
New Zealand Maori Tuutoko-na Arise, start up (from sleep), well up (of emotions), regurgitate (of food) (Bgs)
Tahitian Tutoo To shove or push aside, to pull or drag along; the lasting cough, the asthma (Dvs)
Tahitian Tuutoʔo Tuberculose (ma'i tuuto'o); faire avancer une pirogue à la perche (Lmt)

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