Protoform: KINAU [XW] Persist against something: *ki(i)nau

Description: Persist against something: *ki(i)nau
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to XW: West Polynesia (TON,NIU,EUV,EFU,SAM,TOK,TUV,NFO)

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Kinau Contester, chicaner, contredire, nier; engager, presser; se défendre dans une dispute; ennui, anxiété, peine, angoisse; ̂tre importuné, ennuyé, accablé de peines (Rch)
East Uvea Kinau Contester, tenir tête à, contredire; incertain, insatisfait (Rch)
Fijian Kinau(-taka) To take things to a person to do, because one does not know how to do them oneself; to let trade, etc. Uncertain Semantic Connection (Cpl)
Niue Kanau To hinder; indistinct (voice) Phonologically Irregular (Sph)
Tikopia Kiinau In bad condition; disintegrating Problematic (Fth)
Tongan Kiinau Persist or persevere in spite of difficulties or of being advised to give it up. (In either a good or a bad sense) (Cwd)

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