Protoform: NAA-NAA [CE] Look at

Description: Look at
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *na “there (by addressee)”

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Fijian Naa Waylay, lie in wait for an enemy, expect, wait for Problematic (Cpl)
Hawaiian Naanaa Look at, see, observe, notice, inspect; care for, pay attention to (Pki)
Mangareva Naanaa Regarder, examiner de près; espionner; soupçonner (Rch)
Marquesas Nana/ʔua Regarder de tous côtés promptement et furtivement; avoir les yeux hagards (Lch)
Marquesas Haka/nana (MQN), haʔa/nana (MQS) (Atl). Guetter; épier pour surprendre, tendre des embûches... (Dln)
Moriori Na(a) Behold . So; see (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Hii/nana/ Staring angrily, looking fierce (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Naanaa Tend carefully, nurse (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Nana Look! Behold! (Wms)
Rarotongan Naana To raise up, to lift up, to gaze upwards (Mka)
Rarotongan Naanaa Turn or raise the eyes, look at; turn, look, glance (Bse)
Rarotongan I/naa Look! Lo and behold! Look out (you) there! (Bse)
Rennellese Naʔa Know, etc Problematic (Ebt)
Rennellese Naʔanaʔa Careful, cautious, wary; wonder, speculate, suppose Problematic (Ebt)
Tahitian Naanaa Regarder (arch.) (Lmt)
Tahitian Na Lo! See! Behold! (Dvs)
Tuamotu Nanaa To look at, observe (Stn)

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