Protoform: GALI.2A [FJ] Be attractive, appropriate

Description: Be attractive, appropriate
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to FJ: Fijic

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Gali Avoir une bonne apparence (Mfr)
East Uvea Gali Avoir bonne apparence. bon aspect, être convenable; être séant, seoir, convenir, aller (Rch)
Easter Island Nari/nari Máscara que usaban antiguamente en algunas fiestas Uncertain Semantic Connection (Fts)
Fijian Gari To appeal, attract (of food) (Cpl)
Hawaiian Nani Pretty, glorious, splendid; good thing Phonologically Irregular (Pki)
Marquesas Kaʔe/kaʔe (MQN), naʔe/naʔe (MQS) Beau, joli, bien fait, exellent, agréable Phonologically Irregular (Dln)
Marquesas Ni/ni Nice, pretty (Crk)
New Zealand Maori Ngari Greatness, power (Wms)
Niue Gali To look attractive. Becoming, appropriate, correct (Tgr). (Sph)
Rarotongan Ngari (Be) better, improved (Bse)
Tahitian Ari The tribute paid to the king, or a principal chief; the advantages obtained by marriage, or otherwise, such as land, property, influence or government (Dvs)
Tokelau Gali Pretty, attractive, pleasant, delightful (Sma)
Tongan Ngali Be seemly, suitable, fitting (Cwd)
Tongan Gnale Suitable, consistent with one's station, character, &c. (Mar)
Tuvalu Gali Handsome, beautiful (Rby)
Waya Gali Pleasant, nice, attractive, amusing (Ply)

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