Protoform: KOWI.B [PN] Bad

Description: Bad
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Kovi Bad (Fbg)
East Uvea Kovi Bad (Rch)
Niuafoʔou Kovi Bad (Gry)
Niue Kovi Abnormal. Abnormally small (usually refers to offspring) (Sph). (McE)
Niue Fe/kovi/aki Mutual variance (Lws)
Pukapuka Kovi Derogatory term for a person (Bge)
Takuu Kovi A man who does not know how to fish (Hwd)
Takuu Kovi Any insect which typically remains inside a house; by extension, a man habitually staying indoors instead of working (Mle)
Tikopia Kovii Wretched object, esp. as jesting term (Fth)
Tongan Kovi Bad, harmful, evil, wrong (Cwd)
Tongan Covi Bad, malicious; a bad design, a wicked intention (Mar)
West Uvea Kovi Homme, être humain Uncertain Semantic Connection (Hmn)

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