Protoform: LAULAU [PN] Basket or leaves for serving or carrying food; to serve food

Description: Basket or leaves for serving or carrying food; to serve food
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PPN *lau "leaf"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Fijian Draudrau The leaves on which food is served up; the cover or wrapper of anything (Cpl)
Hawaiian Laulau Wrapping, wrapped package; packages of ti leaves or banana leaves containing pork, beef, salted fish etc.; to wrap or carry in such bundles (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Raurau Plant sp. (Heliconia) with large leaves in which laplap is wrapped for cooking (Clk)
Ifira-Mele Laulau Feast, food set out for eating Problematic (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Laulau Basket used to cover the earth oven (Lbr)
Luangiua Pa/laulau Small triangular bag for food (Smd)
Mangareva Pa/raurau Embarcation à fond plat, chaland Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Raurau Generic term for cooking receptacles and serving platters (Bck)
Marquesas Auau Nappe; mettre la nappe, tapisser; mettre en train. Garnir de feuilles (Lch). (Dln)
Marquesas ʔAuʔau Gaillard d'avant, éperon d'un navire, proue. Proue, avant (de la pirogue); bow (of canoe) (Atl). Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Raurau Receptacle, basket (Wms)
Niuatoputapu Laulau Tray (Dye)
Niue Laulau Coconut leaf spread (traditionally used onto which to spread food for a feast); table; to spread, to put out (of food) (Sph)
Nuguria Raurau Small basket used to serve food (woven of coconut leaves) (Dvl)
Nukuoro Laulau A type of basket [various types, to hold food] (Crl)
Penrhyn Raurau Rough basket made of coconut frond for carrying and/or containing foods (Sta)
Pukapuka Laulau Food platter of coconut leaf (Bge)
Rarotongan Raurau Small basket or platter plaited from coconut leaves used mostly to hold food, or as food trays (Bse)
Rennellese Gaugau Basket of cooked food, plate, dish; to place food in baskets for offerings (Ebt)
Samoan Laulau Coconut leaf platter (used for serving food); table; kava bowl; to serve (food) out (Prt)
Takuu Raurau Basket containing enough cooked food for one or two people (Mle)
Tokelau Laulau A table; a food mat (Sma)
Tongan Laulau Tray, or a banana leaf used as a tray (Cwd)
Vaeakau-Taumako Laulau Nicely plaited basket with plaited patterns used for carrying food at weddings, when paying bride price etc.; plaited tray for serving food to a person at a party (Hvn)
West Futuna Raurau A covering made of leaves used to protect starchy puddings while cooking (Dty)
West Futuna Raurau ipu. Rourou/ipu (Rve) Coconut shell kava cup. Bol, verre (Rve). (Cpl)

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