Protoform: GASE-GASE [OC] Weak, feeble, ill

Description: Weak, feeble, ill
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*1 Cf. PN *gahe-gahe "exhausted, out of breath", NP *gaqigaqi, *gese "slow"; PN *gose 'weak, soft, pliable'
*4 POC *9ase (Mke. 1961).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Gasegase Faible, assoupi (Gzl)
East Futuna Gaase/a Faible, mou (Mfr)
Easter Island ŋaʔe-ŋaʔe Tired, weary (from old age, illness, heat, overweight, laziness) Phonologically Irregular (Wbr)
Hawaiian Nahenahe Soft, gentle, suave (Pki)
Marquesas Kahe Très mou (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Ngahengahe Weak, feeble, wasted (Wms)
Nukumanu N/nahe Feeble; slow (Trt)
Samoan Gasegase Sick, ill (to be) (Prt)
Sikaiana Nahenahe A feeling of emptiness in the stomach (Dnr)
Tahitian Aheahe. ʔAheʔahe (Aca). Emptiness; empty, as the stomach Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dvs)
Tikopia Ngangase Weak (Fth)
Tokelau Gagahe (of the body) Ache (e.g. the pain which accompanies a high temperature) (Sma)
Tokelau Gahe Be numb, be anaesthetized; be worn out, tired, exhausted (Sma)
Tongan Ngahengahe/a To feel weak and nervy, esp. after an illness; to be exhausted or overwrought (Cwd)
Tuamotu ŋaheŋahe Sweet-scented land breeze Uncertain Semantic Connection (Stn)
Tuamotu To/ŋaheŋahe Blow gently Uncertain Semantic Connection (Stn)
Tuvalu G/gase To be numb, anaesthetized (Jsn)

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