Protoform: TUULOU [PN] Expression of deference; to bow

Description: Expression of deference; to bow
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *tugou, *punou

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Kuulou, kuunou To bow the head, bend (Pki)
Niue Tulou To say thank you (formal use); to say excuse me (Sph)
Rarotongan Tu(u)rou Respectful and laudatory greeting to chiefs (Bse)
Samoan Tulou An apologetic word used on entering the house of a god, or when about to make a sudden noise, as throwing down a log of wood, or on commencing a speech (Prt)
Tokelau Tulou An archaic expression of great reverence addressed addressed to the traditional stone god; expression to show respect and courtesy before addressing a formal gathering; expression of deference used when one has to do something that is contrary to tradition or good manners, such as walking in front of someone (Sma)
Tongan Tulou Excuse me (Cwd)

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