Protoform: GAOFE [PN] Curved, bent in curve

Description: Curved, bent in curve
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*8 On EAS and MQA reflexes: "The stems are covered in curved spines." (Wikipedia, Caesalpinia bonduc)

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Gaofe Bent over, as trees by wind (Mfr)
Easter Island ŋaoho Name of the bush Caesalpinia bonduc... (Fts)
Marquesas Naohe (MQS), kaohe (MQN) En biseau, étroit en bas et large en haut. Fluet, grêle (Dln). (Lch)
Marquesas Neohe (MQS), keoho (MQN). Neoho (MQS) (Dln). Ronces, épines, plante de la famille des césalpiniacées Uncertain Semantic Connection (Lch)
Marquesas Kaióhho A bramble (Crk)
Nukuoro Ngaohe/ohe Curved, bent in curve (Crl)
Samoan Gaofe Bending, yielding (Prt)
Tahitian Aohe/ohe Long and slender, as trees (Dvs)
Takuu Naofe Sway from side to side (of walls of a house) (Hwd)
Takuu Naohe (of a house) Sway from side to side (as in a high wind) (Mle)
Tikopia Ngaofe Drooping, as flowers, shrubs etc. (Fth)
Tongan Ngaofe Curved, bent in curve (Cwd)
Tuamotu ŋaaofe, ŋaaohe Frond of coconut tree (Stn)

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