Protoform: KAWEI [PN] Carrying cord, handle: *ka(a)wei

Description: Carrying cord, handle: *ka(a)wei
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PPN *kawe.2 "carry something".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Kavei Carrying cord, handle, string for pendant (Bgs)
East Uvea Kavei Thing on or by which to hang something (Btn)
Easter Island Kaavei Handle, peduncle (Fts)
Emae Kavei Carrying strap for basket (Cpl)
Fijian Kaweki Lash sail to yard Problematic (Cpl)
Luangiua ʔAvei Tie a bundle (Smd)
Mangareva Kavei Handle, carrying strap, bundle so carried. Paquet qu'on porte suspendu à une corde; lien pour suspendre; snse d'un vase etc; petit hameçon pour attraper les *u'u* (Rch). (Jnu)
Moriori Kawei Pedigree Problematic (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Kaawai, kaawei Shoot or branch of a gourd or other creeping plant; tentaculae of cuttlefish; loops or handles of a basket; strand (in plaiting); pedigree, lineage (Wms)
Niue Kavei Handle of basket; to make a handle. Carry (a basket) by the handle (McE).by handle (Sph)
Nuguria Kaavei A kind of rope (= te uka iapani); umbilical cord (te kaavei te tama) (Dvl)
Penrhyn Kaavei Plaits (Sta)
Pukapuka Kaavei Curved handle (Sby)
Pukapuka Kaavei/vei Hanging in bundles (Sby)
Rarotongan Kave/ve Carrying cord, handle (Bse)
Rennellese Kabei Long handle, chain (Ebt)
Samoan ʔAavei Strap, cord (Prt)
Takuu Kaavei Handle (as of a basket or lamp) (Mle)
Tokelau Kaavei Strap, handle (Sma)
Tongan Cave A handle or sling to a basket (Mar)
Tongan Kavei Carrying cord, handle (Cwd)
Tuamotu Kaveei Lash with fine cord Problematic (Stn)
Tuvalu Kavei Cords used to fasten to tree the stick upon which one stands while picking nuts (Rby)
West Uvea Kavei Poignée ou autre moyen de porter ce qui est suspendu à la main (Hmn)

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