Protoform: GAOFIE [PN] Easy; easily, without difficulty

Description: Easy; easily, without difficulty
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 >> PN *fai-gaofie
*1 Cf. XW *gafua

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Gaofie Easy (Bgs)
Emae Gaafie Easy, cheap (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Ngoh/ia Easy, swiftly (Ebt)
Kapingamarangi Ngooh/ia Easy, easily (Lbr)
Pukapuka Ngaawie Suffix to verbs meaning easily or quickly accomplished (Bge)
Raʔivavae ŋohie Easy, facile, yielding; without difficulty; pleasant, agreeable; (frly) sure, infallible (Stn)
Rarotongan Ngoʔie Easy, not difficult, simple, plain, open (Bse)
Samoan -Goofie Indicates that action of preceding base comes about easily (Prt)
Tahitian ʔOhie Facile, facilement (Lmt)
Takuu -nauhie Take a short time to do something, or have something done to it; therefore frequently translatable as 'easy, easily' (Mle)
Tikopia Ngaofia Easily, softly (Fth)

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