Protoform: PALE-TAI [NP] Foredeck, splashboards or washboards of a canoe

Description: Foredeck, splashboards or washboards of a canoe
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

*0 << PN *pale.1 "ward off", *tahi "sea"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Pale-tai Entourage du front d'un navire (Gzl)
East Uvea Paletai Bastingage; Entourage du pont d'un navire (Btn)
Hawaiian Pale kai Taffrail, railing of a vessel; breakwater (Pki)
New Zealand Maori Pare-tai Washboard of a canoe (Wms)
Pukapuka Waka/pale/tai Canoe part, additional section of wood lashed to base of gunwale when gunwale not deep enough (Bge)
Samoan Pale Bow piece of canoe (a Manu`a term) (p.383) Problematic (Bck)
Tahitian Paretai A place of refuge in the sea; to take refuge at sea Uncertain Semantic Connection (Lmt)
Tuvalu Pale-galu Raised part of foredeck designed to prevent waves from entering a canoe Problematic (Rby)

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