Protoform: FATU.1A [MP] Weave, plait

Description: Weave, plait
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*0 >> XW *fatu-aki
*4 POC *patu(R) "tie, plait, weave (mats, baskets +)" (LPO I:81)
*5 PMP *batuR "to plait, weave (as mats, baskets)" (ACD).
*8 Note. In lay English "weave" and "plait" and "plait" and "braid" seem to be interchangeable. Polynesians (Maoris excepted) did not "weave" fabrics, they plaited mats and braided hair, cordage.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Fatu-ʔaki Plait (as a floor/sleeping mat) (Bgs)
East Uvea Fatu/aki te fala Commencer une natte (Rch)
Easter Island Hatu Weave a hat or a rug (Fts)
Easter Island Haa/hatu Fold, pleat (Fts)
Hawaiian Haku Braid (as a lei), plait (as feathers) (Pki)
Luangiua Haku Weave (Smd)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Fatu Plaiting technique (Bck)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Hatu To commence plaiting two leaflet-bearing strips (Bck)
Marquesas Fatu (MQS), hatu (MQN) Lier, attacher une choise à une autre;couvrir une maison avec des feuilles (Lch)
New Zealand Maori Whatu Finger-weave, a technique in which the weft takes a half or twist around each warp. Used in the manufacture of the fabric used to make cloaks (Bgs)
Nuguria Hatu Mutterscheide Problematic (Ths)
Nukuoro Hadu/ me llanga Lay out plaited work (Crl)
Penrhyn Hatu To plait ; to lead a work, start (Yda)
Penrhyn Hata To plait Problematic (Sta)
Pukapuka Watu Weave, plait; make (a wreath) (Sby)
Raʔivavae Hatu To interlace, interweave, sprigs of flowers or leaves...; to twist something around anything (Stn)
Rarotongan ʔAtu Put together (as a wreath) (Sve)
Samoan Fatu Commence plaiting, fasten floats to a net (Prt)
Sikaiana Hatu To weave (Sps)
Sikaiana Atu Loom part Problematic (Sps)
Tahitian Fatu To plait or braid; to weave (Dvs)
Tikopia Fatu Begin weaving a mat; join cords together (Fth)
Tokelau Fatu (Of mats etc.) weave (by interlacing the weaving strands) (Sma)
Tongan Fatu Begin making a mat (Cwd)
Tuamotu Fatu Weave, interlace, make a wreath; do up the hair, commence plaiting (Stn)
Tuvalu Fatu Weave (Rby)
Tuvalu Fatu/aki Begin to weave (Rby)
West Futuna Fatu/a To bind long strips over a single horizontal piece... (Dty)

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