Protoform: LAWE.1 [MP] Quill feathers, plumes

Description: Quill feathers, plumes
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*4 POC *lawe "tail feather, plume" (LPO IV:274).
*5 PMP *lawi "long tail feathers of bird or rooster" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Fijian Lawe Large feathers (Cpl)
New Zealand Maori Whaka/rawe/-a To adorn, beautify (Bgs)
Samoan Lave Part of head-dress (Prt)
Tongan Lave Long tail-feather (Cwd)

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