Protoform: PALE-PALE [PN] Scaffolding, platform

Description: Scaffolding, platform
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 << PN *pale.5 "support, assist", or *pale.1 "ward off; defense"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Palepale Lit en hauteur; estrade en bois sur laquelle on dispose les nattes pour dormir (Mfr)
East Uvea Palepale Echaffaudage, toute espèce de plancher à claie; lit européen (Rch)
Easter Island Paʔepaʔe Shelf Phonologically Irregular (Wbr)
Hawaiian Pale(pale) Gunwale lashed to a canoe (Pki)
New Zealand Maori Parepare Breastwork in a fortification (Wms)
Niue Palepale The roof over a verandah (McE)
Nuguria Pare-pare Chair (Dvl)
Rennellese Pagepage Shelf, rack, as on a canoe (Ebt)
Samoan Palepale A shelf made of sticks (Prt)
Tokelau Palepale The bottom plate or base of a traditional house from which the side-posts rise, which serves also to keep the coral pebble flooring in (Sma)
Tongan Palepale Platform on which copra is put out to dry; shelter consisting of a roof (usually of coconut leaves) on tall posts; scaffolding; trellis (Cwd)
Tuamotu Parepare An artificially constructed platform or eminence...made of earth or stone; a raised house foundation; the breast-works of a fortification (Stn)

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