Protoform: AWE.A [PN] Hair, strand of hair or thread

Description: Hair, strand of hair or thread
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PNP *makawe "hair, thread, strand"; PPN *kawe "tentacle".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Awe Thread (Pki)
Mangareva Ave Raie, ligne, fils de plante servant a faire des ficelles, des cordes (Jnu)
Marquesas Ave Bout de fil de corde, cordon de corde (Dln)
Marquesas Eve (MQN), ave (MQS) Poil follet, duvet des plantes; radicelles (Lch)
Marquesas Kouʔ/eve Radicelles, chevelu d'une plante (Lch)
Moriori I/awe Soot (Dtn)
New Zealand Maori Awe White hair from dog tail, hair from about fontanelles; soot; cloud (Wms)
Pukapuka Ave Subspecies of yellowfin tuna with very long fins almost reaching tail (Sby)
Samoan Ave A sunbeam; red lines proceeding from a swelling Problematic (Prt)
Samoan ʔAve Sunbeam, ray of sunshine; ray Problematic (Prt)
Tokelau Ave Tail end (of a fish) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sma)
Tongan Ave/ave (Psilotum sp.) with filament-like leaves Problematic (Cwd)
Tuamotu Ave The tail of a kite; a feeler of a certain variety of jellyfish; long hairs, as on a dog's tail; long streamers of cloud... (Stn)

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