HawaiianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *puqu, Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *puqun.

NounEdit

  1. tree, cluster of several stalks
  2. (preceding a noun) cluster, clump

ParticleEdit

  1. together
    hui ʻia – united

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *pu(q)u (trumpet shell, trumpet).

NounEdit

  1. conch shell
  2. any wind instrument

Etymology 3Edit

Semantic extension of (conch shell; wind instrument).

NounEdit

  1. gun, pistol

Etymology 4Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

  1. pumpkin, squash

Etymology 5Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

  1. coil of hair
  2. rope or string of a canoe or a net

Etymology 6Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

VerbEdit

  1. (stative) inactive, quiet, sluggish, bored, dejected

ReferencesEdit

  • “pū” in the Hawaiian Dictionary, Revised and Enlarged Edition, University of Hawaii Press, 1986

LivonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *puu, from Proto-Uralic *puwe.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

  1. tree

DeclensionEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

(pu1, Zhuyin ㄆㄨ)

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MaoriEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *puqu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *puqun.

NounEdit

  1. origin, source
  2. base, foundation

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

  1. gun, firearm, musket

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • ” in John C. Moorfield, Te Aka: Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index, 3rd edition, Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand, 2011, →ISBN.

PukapukanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *puqu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *puqun.

NounEdit

  1. trunk, stump of tree

Further readingEdit


RarotonganEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *puqu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *puqun.

NounEdit

  1. tree; main or original stem of a plant (as distinguished from offshoots, suckers, etc.)
    Synonym: pū rākau
  2. clump (of plants)
  3. bush
  4. source, origin
    vai.
    The source of the stream.

Derived termsEdit

PrefixEdit

  1. (Mangaia) A prefix somewhat equitable to flora

Usage notesEdit

It indicates that the prefixed word form is a member of the 'vegetable' kingdom rather than a person or animal or fauna in nature.

ReferencesEdit