Protoform: GAO.2 [PN] Depression, groove, engraved mark

Description: Depression, groove, engraved mark
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PPN *gao[tu(?)a] "dress timber with an adze" (Rby. 1980).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Ngao Path Problematic (Fbg)
Easter Island ŋao Neck of a bottle, nape of the neck (Fts)
Fijian Gau The middle part of a thing; the waist Problematic (Cpl)
Hawaiian Nao Ripple, ridge, groove, grain (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Gao Footprint (Clk)
Mangareva Gao. Gaʔo (Rch). Grooves in a tapa-cloth mallet and marks left by same on the cloth. Entailles allongées du maillet (ike) qui sert à battre le papyrus pour fabriquer le tapa; envers d'une étoffe, d'une couture; ligne, marque, signe (Jnu)
Mangareva Gaʔo/a Entaille, encoche; brèche faite à un tranchant; lance dont la pointe est encochée (Rch)
Mangareva Gao/gao Petites vagues de la mer (Rch)
Marquesas Kao Canneler, canellures (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Ngao Trough of the sea, alternate ridge and depression as on timber worked with an adze (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Whakangao To hollow (Wms)
Niue Gao Corner [ex. of house] (Sph)
Niue Mata/ngao Corner (of house etc.). Corner, very point of a corner, gable (Sph). Uncertain Semantic Connection (McE)
Rarotongan Ngao Grooves of a mallet and marks of the mallet left on tapa cloth (Sve)
Rennellese Tapu/ngao Sole of foot, footprint, steps in coconut trunks for climbing (Ebt)
Samoan Gao A reproach, something which causes shame when mentioned Uncertain Semantic Connection (Prt)
Tahitian Ao The grooves of the cloth mallet; also the marks of the grooves in the cloth (Dvs)
Takuu Nao/nao To insert (Hwd)
Tikopia Ngao Footprint (Fth)
Tokelau Gao A black mark on one's record which can become a sore point Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sma)
Tuamotu ŋao Be hollowed out, depressed; trough of a wave (Stn)
Tuvalu Gao Footprint (Rby)
Tuvalu Gao/tua Dress timber with an adze (Rby)
West Futuna Gau Scar, mark, trail, track, footprint Phonologically Irregular (Dty)
West Futuna Tapu/ŋao A footstep (Cpl)
West Futuna Ngao Trace de pas; cicatrice (Rve)

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