Protoform: KAU-WAI [PN] Bank of a stream or other body of water

Description: Bank of a stream or other body of water
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 << PN *kau.5 'edge', *wai 'water'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Kauvai Bord (de la rivière); conduite d'eau, canal d'irrigation secondaire (à Sigave) (Mfr)
East Uvea Kauvai Rivage, rive, berge, bord (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Kauai River (Krk)
Niue Kauvai Waterside, bank (Sph)
Penrhyn Kauvai River (Sta)
Rapa ʔUvai Ditch that directs water to the roki [taro bed] Phonologically Irregular (MCl)
Rarotongan Kauvai Body of (usually fresh) water, river (Bse)
Samoan ʔAuvai The bank of a river, lake, pond, well or any other place containing water (Prt)
Tahitian Aupape A square bed of taro; a division in a taro ground Problematic (Dvs)
Tokelau Kau/gutu/vai Riverbank, shoreline of lake Problematic (Sma)
Tongan Kauvai Side of lake or river or any such body of water (fresh or salt) (Cwd)
Tupuaki Auvai River (Grn)

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