Protoform: MAKAU.1 [PN] Bend, turn

Description: Bend, turn
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Makau/kau Branchu; qui a des branches (Btn)
Emae Makau Crooked (Cpl)
Emae Faka/makau/ Se courber (Rve)
Hawaiian Maʔau Go from place to place; gad about; to sprout, germinate, spread, esp. of useless weeds (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Magau To turn in one direction, to make a curve to one direction (Lbr)
New Zealand Maori Makau Bent, curved (Wms)
Niue Makau/kau Desire earnestly, try hard Problematic (McE)
Nukuoro Magau Die, dead, unconscious Problematic (Crl)
Rennellese Maakau Trip someone else, as feet (Ebt)
Rennellese Maakau/nga Twist, bend (as in a path); curvature as of ear lobes (Ebt)
Samoan Maʔau Turn (of body), incline (Prt)
Samoan Maaʔau Present (n); polite reference to the work of preparing and serving food to guests (Prt)
Tongan Makau Wriggle, malinger, try to wriggle out of a duty (Cwd)
Tongan Maakau Wriggle (Eels); writhe, squirm (Persons) (Cwd)
West Futuna Makau/kau Crooked (Dty)

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