Protoform: GORU [CE] Soft, slack, yielding

Description: Soft, slack, yielding
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island ʔOru Inflarse, hincharse Borrowed (Cnt)
Hawaiian Nolu(nolu) Springy, soft, yielding (Pki)
Mangareva Goru/goru Etre grand pour son age (sans avoir des muscles bien développés, se dit d'un enfant). Said of a child large for its years and of whom the flesh is soft and without firmness (Tgr). (Rch)
Mangareva Gougou Petit enfant gros et gras. Large and fat, said of a child (Tgr). Problematic (Rch)
Marquesas ʔOnu/ʔonu Mou, molle, tendre, délicat (Dln)
Marquesas Konu/konu Tendre, délicat (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Ngoru Loose, slack; earthworm (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Ngoru/ngoru Soft, yielding (Wms)
Raʔivavae ŋoru Soft, as the body; fat (Stn)
Raʔivavae ŋoru To swell, expand, become hard or tumid Uncertain Semantic Connection (Stn)
Rarotongan Ngoru Weak (in the muscles), feeble, paralysed, crippled (Bse)
Tahitian ʔOru Enflure; enfler; se gonfler, s'enorgueiller Uncertain Semantic Connection (Lmt)
Tuamotu ŋoru(ŋoru) Ripe, swollen, tumid Uncertain Semantic Connection (Stn)

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