Protoform: UKU [PN] To cleanse by wiping, rubbing, scouring: *uku(i)

Description: To cleanse by wiping, rubbing, scouring: *uku(i)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 > EP *uku-i 'rub'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Luangiua L/uʔu Smear fish grease/oil on body Phonologically Irregular (Smd)
Mangareva Uku/i Essuyer; rayer (Rch)
Marquesas Uku/i Frotter, brosser, nettoyer, fourbir, polir; aguiser en frottant (Dln)
Marquesas Ugú/e To scour, scrub, plane or polish (Crk)
New Zealand Maori Uku White clay; wash, using clay for soap (Wms)
Niue Uku To wash, oil (of hair). To anoint (McE). (Sph)
Nukuoro Uku Rub, as with sandpaper (Crl)
Rotuman Uku Clay for washing Problematic (Cwd)
Samoan Uʔu Smear the head, as with clay; use leaves as soap; anoint (Prt)
Samoan Uʔu/i Anoint (Prt)
Sikaiana Uku/i Rub with force, as in washing clothes (Dnr)
Takuu Uuku/i Rub one’s back with a towel, rub against a vertical surface to relieve an itch (Mle)
Tokelau Uku Rub oil on skin or hair (Sma)
Tongan Uku/ʔi Wash (the head) (Cwd)
Tongan Uku/ʔumea Wash (the head) with clay (Cwd)
Tuamotu Uku File, rub, rasp (Stn)
West Uvea Fe/uku Entassés, serrés (Hmn)

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