Protoform: GAFUA [PN] Free, easy, permitted

Description: Free, easy, permitted
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *gaofie "easy", *fua.5a "only, merely"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Pai/nga pua Easy (Fbg)
East Uvea Fai/gafua Facile, commode, autorisé, permis, licite (Rch)
East Uvea Gafua Autorisé, licite, permis (Rch)
Emae (A)gafua Free (of taboo) (Clk)
Niue Gofua Be allowed, be free to do something (Sph)
Samoan Gafua Be made common, have a prohibition removed (Prt)
Tikopia Ngafua Licit, appropriate, usu. of food (Fth)
Tongan Ngofua Allowed, permitted, permissible, not prohibited (Cwd)
Tongan Gnofooa Easy, easily; plainly evident; unprohibited, not forbidden, not tabooed, lawful, allowable (Mar)

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