Protoform: KAAWE-A [PN] Be carried away emotionally: *ka(a)we-a

Description: Be carried away emotionally: *ka(a)we-a
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 << *kawe.2 “carry”
*1 Cf. XW *qaave-a "possessed by a spirit, raving"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
New Zealand Maori Kawea Carried away emotionally (agent delight e.g.) (Wms)
Rarotongan Kaawe-nga, kaave-ʔanga An emotional transport (e.g. of rage) (Bse)
Tokelau Kawea Be mentally affected by something; be "carried away" (Sma)
Tongan Kaave/a To be carried off one's feet, especially by love (Cwd)
West Futuna Kave/ya Stupid, lazy, weak Uncertain Semantic Connection (Cpl)

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