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Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

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*gumuN body hair

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PAN     *gumuN body hair

Formosan
Saisiyat komolpubic hair
Puyuma gumulfeather; body hair
  ra-gumulfur
  ra-gumu-gumulhairy, fluffy, furry

Note:   I am indebted to Laurent Sagart for bringing this comparison to my attention. The glosses for these two witnesses disagree, but since PAn *kumiS has already been posited in the meaning ‘pubic hair’, the meaning ‘body hair’ is to be preferred.

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Austronesian Comparative Dictionary, web edition
Robert Blust and Stephen Trussel
www.trussel2.com/ACD
2010: revision 11/23/2019
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