Protoform: LOTU.3 [SO] Persevere

Description: Persevere
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to SO: Samoic-Outlier Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Niue Lotu Search for food in times of scarcity Problematic (Sph)
Pukapuka Lotu Try hard until you get something; desire, beseech (archaic) (Sby)
Rennellese Gotu Desire, want (Ebt)
Rennellese Gotu/ʔaki Work to finish; desire or do persistently and with fervour (Ebt)
Samoan Lotu Persevere in times of difficulty (Prt)
Tikopia Rotu Be bent upon, set upon; concentration (Fth)
Tikopia Rotu/rotu Basic meaning of looking after people, having a care for them (Fth)
Tikopia Rotu/nga Yield, catch of fish (Fth)
Tongan Lo/lotu To be restless with yearning or with discontent with one's circumstances, etc.; to fret, grieve, pine away (Cwd)

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