Protoform: NAMO [MP] Enclosed area of water, lagoon, pool

Description: Enclosed area of water, lagoon, pool
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*4 POC *namo "lagoon inside a reef, deep pool or hole in reef" (LPO II:109
*5 PMP *namaw "sheltered water; deep place in a river; cove, harbour, lagoon" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Namo Large shallow area on reef. Partie en creux du platier qui reste recouverte d'eau (entre le tu'a tete et la plage) (Mfr). (Bgs)
East Uvea Namo Lagoon; shallow area of the sea (Rch)
Emae Namo Pool, place in lagoon with sandy bottom (Cpl)
Lau Namo Deep water in a lagoon (Ivs)
Luangiua Ĺ‹amo Distance Uncertain Semantic Connection (Smd)
Niuatoputapu Namo Reef flat (including littoral zones) (Dye)
Niue Namo Lake, lagoon. Pond (McE). (Sph)
Niue Namo/namo Be full to the brim; the deep (of sea) (Sph)
Niue Puke namo Quite full (McE)
Nuguria Namu Lagoon Phonologically Irregular (Dvl)
Nukumanu Namo Sea, lake (Trt)
Samoan Namo Place in lagoon abounding in fish (Prt)
Sikaiana Namo The area inside the reef; the lagoon (moana) and surrounding shallow area (Dnr)
Takuu Namo Lagoon (Mle)
Tokelau Namo Lagoon (Sma)
Tongan Namo Lagoon; sea near the land, esp. between reef and shore (Cwd)
Tuvalu Namo Lagoon (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Namo Lagoon. Where large boulders are on reef (Lch). (Hvn)
West Futuna Namo Pool of water (Dty)

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