Protoform: FENUQU.A* [NP] Strand of rope or cord; single element in plaiting, netting, etc.: *fenu(u)

Description: Strand of rope or cord; single element in plaiting, netting, etc.: *fenu(u)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

*0 << PN *fe-qunu
*0 >> CE *fenu
*4 POC *pwenu(t) "coconut husk" (LPO III:377)
*8 Note. *fe-qunu > **fenuqu (met.) > *fenuu. None of the glottal stop preserving languages has a reflex of **fenuqu.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Fijian Venu/ki Fibres of coconut husk beaten ready for twisting into sennit; an ingrowing eyelash Problematic (Cpl)
Mangareva Ku/ʔenu Etre lâche, non tendu; non raide; mou Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
Mangareva ʔEnu/ʔenu Flexible, détendu, mou; mouvement du corps dans les danses Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
Marquesas Henu (MQN), fenu (MQS) Lanière; toron d'une corde; bandelette, bande. Lanières ou bandes pour natte, cordons (Dln). (Lch)
Moriori Hunu(u) Bit, part (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Whenu The weft threads in a cloak or plaited mat or basket (Bgs)
New Zealand Maori Whenu, wenu, whengu Strand of a cord; warp of a flax garment (Wms)
Niue Venu Plant fibre, small fibrous piece of anything Problematic (Sph)
Penrhyn Henuu Strand of rope or string; strand of pandanus leaf (after splitting) (Yda)
Penrhyn Henu Weft in plaiting (Bck)
Pukapuka Lau/enu Element (plaiting) (Bge)
Pukapuka Taa/wenu Plaiting element; ply of cordage (Bge)
Raʔivavae Heŋu Warp (the threads which are extended lengthwise in the loom and crossed by the woof); a cord, the strand of a cord; a tendon Phonologically Irregular (Stn)
Raʔivavae Hinu A strand of cord or rope; the fibre of barkcloth or bast Phonologically Irregular (Stn)
Rarotongan ʔEenuu Strand of rope or string (Bse)
Rotuman Henu Husk of coconut (Cwd)
Sikaiana Henu/a A necklace or neck band (Dnr)
Tahitian Fenuû The strand of a rope, the twisted cord of a net (Dvs)
Tahitian Fenû motu Broken strand or twisted cord (Dvs)
Tahitian Venu The threads that are woven into a mat Phonologically Irregular (Dvs)
Tahitian Fenu A single element in plaiting a basket (Hdy)
Takuu Fenu/i Loose strand inserted into material being plaited (Hwd)
Takuu Henu/i A loose leaf inserted into material being plaited or woven... (Mle)
Tokelau Fenuu Mat-weaving strips prepared from pandanus leaves; the fine strips for weaving hats, fans, etc. prepared from young coconut fronds (Sma)
Tuamotu Henu Fibres of the *haaveke* (Stn)

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