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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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

Particle[edit]

  1. together
    hui ʻia – united

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

  1. conch shell
  2. any wind instrument

Etymology 3[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

  1. gun, pistol

Etymology 4[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

  1. pumpkin, squash

Etymology 5[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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

Etymology 6[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. tree

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

(Zhuyin ㄆㄨ)

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Maori[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

  1. origin, source
  2. base, foundation

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

  1. gun, firearm, musket

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References[edit]

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

Pukapukan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

  1. trunk, stump of tree

Further reading[edit]