Protoform: LAVA-A [SO] Able, capable

Description: Able, capable
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to SO: Samoic-Outlier Polynesian

*0 << PN *lawa 'sufficient'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Lavaa Etre capable de porter qqch. (Mfr)
Luangiua Lavaa, vallaa Can, be able to (Smd)
Luangiua Lavaaʔiŋa Verstehen [know how to] (Sar)
Nukumanu Lavaa Able, possible (Trt)
Pukapuka Lavaa (of a capable person) Able to do or understand more (Sby)
Samoan Lavaa Be able to (Mnr)
Takuu Lavaa, ravaa Able to do something (do a task, meet a challenge) (Mle)
Tikopia Ravaa Endure, cope (Fth)
Tokelau Lavaa Be able to; withstand, endure; manage, be capable of (Sma)
Vaeakau-Taumako Thae/lavaa Be tired, be exhausted (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Te/lava/kina Not strong enough to cope with, reach the limit of one's strength (Hvn)
West Futuna Te/reva To be tired of something; not feel right; sense something amiss. Etre fatigué (Rve). (Dty)

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