Protoform: PALA.1B [PN] Rotten, decayed, wet

Description: Rotten, decayed, wet
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 >> PN *pala-pala
*4 POC *mpa(l,d)a "overripe, rotten, withered" (Fwt. 1983).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Para Rotten (spoiled, but not to the point of being unrecognizable); ulcerated; a disease, such as leprosy or yaws, which involves rotting away of the flesh (Fbg)
Anuta Para/para Wet (Fbg)
East Futuna Pala Rotten (Mfr)
East Uvea Pala(pala) Rotten, wet (Rch)
Easter Island Para Pudrirse (madera) (Fts)
Emae Para Rotten (of fruit) (Cpl)
Hawaiian Pala Rotten, as taro corm (Pki)
Hawaiian ʔOo/pala Trash, rubbish, refuse... (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Para Rotten (of fish) (sg.) (Ebt)
Kapingamarangi Bala Decay v., mushy (Lbr)
Luangiua Pala Over-ripe, rotten (Smd)
Mangareva Para Rubbish (I) (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Para Rotten (of vegetables, fruit); ripe (Bck)
Marquesas Paʔa/paʔa Gâté, pourri (Dln)
Marquesas Ta/paʔa Faire mortifier, faire macérer, faire rouir (Lch)
Marquesas Wa, paʔpa To spoil (Rbs)
New Zealand Maori Para/a Rotten (Wms)
Niuafoʔou Pala Rotten (of vegetables, fruit) (Gry)
Niue Pala Wet (Sph)
Niue Pala/popo Rotting on ground (of over-abundant food) (McE)
Niue Pala/pala Watery (mainly of food); wet and soggy (of weather); left-over scraps of food or drink (Sph)
Nuguria Para Wet through (with rain) (Ray)
Nuguria Para (pl. ppara) Wet, get wet; rotten, rot (humans, animals) (Dvl)
Nukumanu P/para Rotten (of human remains) (plural) (Trt)
Nukuoro Bala Soft, mushy (Crl)
Nukuoro Bala langi. Para-o-te-langi (Crn). Rain (Crl)
Pukapuka Pala Rotten (Mta)
Rapa Para/ua Rotten (Grn)
Rarotongan Para Rotten (Bse)
Rennellese Paga Rotten, as taro (Ebt)
Rotuman Para To rot, decay (Cwd)
Samoan Pala Rotten (Prt)
Sikaiana Pala Rotten (of fruit) (Dnr)
Tahitian Para Rotten vegetables (Dvs)
Takuu Para Wet (Mle)
Tikopia Para Rotten (Fth)
Tikopia Pala Damp Phonologically Irregular (Fth)
Tokelau Pala Rot, decay (Sma)
Tongan Pala Rotten (Cwd)
Vaeakau-Taumako Pala Be rotten (about things made of tree, leaves); be heavy (of rain) (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Pala/pala Weak, loose Uncertain Semantic Connection (Hvn)
West Futuna Para Spoiled, watery, rotten, overripe (Dty)

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