Protoform: LAFU.3 [XW] In poor condition (surface of soil or body)

Description: In poor condition (surface of soil or body)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to XW: West Polynesia (TON,NIU,EUV,EFU,SAM,TOK,TUV,NFO)

*1 Cf. PN *refu 'ashes', *efu 'dust'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Lafu/lafu Stérile (pour la terre) (Mfr)
East Uvea Lafu/lafu Etre pâle (couleur de malade); gris, grisâtre (Rch)
East Uvea La/lafu Faiblir, décliner, dépérir, avoir la couleur pâle d’un malade’ (Rch)
Fijian Dravu/dravu/a Covered with ashes; grey in colour; poor, poverty (Cpl)
Mangareva Pa/raʔu Etre gâté, abîmé, endommagé Problematic (Rch)
Mangareva Raʔu Etre rongé en terre par des insectes (ignames, pommes de terre) Problematic (Rch)
Samoan Laafu/lafu Dingy, dusky, as the body for want of oiling (Prt)
Samoan Lafu/lafu (adv. lafulafu/aa) Barren, unproductive, exhausted (of land) (Prt)
Takuu Lahu/tia Sick from eating bad food; rash appearing on skin after eating food to which one is allergic (Mle)
Tongan Laafu/aʔa, (mod.) la/lafu (Of soil) impoverished, exhausted by constant used; (of house and surroundings) old and "done for" (Cwd)
Tongan Lafu/lafu/a (Of human body) dingy or dull for want of oiling (Cwd)
Tongan Nafu/nafu/a (Of the skin) rough and cracked as the result of over-indulgence in kava (Cwd)

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