Protoform: NOA.1 [EO] Be common, worthless

Description: Be common, worthless
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EO: Eastern Oceanic

*0 >> PN *taau-noa "inactive, useless, in vain"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Noa Ne rien y avoir; inutilement; sans raison; pour rien (Mfr)
East Uvea Noa Useless, worthless (Rch)
Hawaiian Noa Freed of taboo, released from restrictions, profane; freedom (Pki)
Kwaraʔae Noa Worthless (Shn)
Mangareva Noa Of no value (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Noa Common (Bck)
Marquesas Noa Without limits (Mtu)
New Zealand Maori Noa Be ordinary, of no consequence, free from tapu, without limits (Bgs)
Niue Noa To be, have, get or obtain nothing. Uselessly, without cause, in vain (Tgr). Problematic (Sph)
Niue Noa Free, unrestrained, boundless (McE)
Nukuoro Sau/noa/ Completely (Crl)
Penrhyn Noa Free from tapu (Sta)
Raʔivavae Noa Common, profane (Zpn)
Rarotongan Noa Ordinary, not sacred, unsanctified, free from tapu (Bse)
Rennellese Noa Be without taboo or sanctity (Ebt)
Samoan Noa Of no account, without cause (Prt)
Sikaiana Noa Unrestrictive; very weak (Sps)
Tahitian Noa Common, in opposition to raa, sacred. Commun, simple, profane (Jsn). (Dvs)
Tokelau Faka/noanoa/ Be sad, disappointed; sadness, bereavement, mourning Problematic (Sma)
Tongan Noa Common, worthless (Cwd)
Tongan Noa Trivial, trifling (Mar)
Tuamotu Noa Common, free from tapu (Stn)

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