Protoform: PALE-TUQA [PN] Back-rest; support

Description: Back-rest; support
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 << PN *pale.5 "support", *tuqa "back"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Paletua Petite massue (obs.) (Rch)
Mangareva Paretua L'arrière d'une maison (Rch)
New Zealand Maori Paretua Pad under a load to protect the back (Wms)
Niue Paletua Backbone for relying on; something put aside for the future, savings (Sph)
Pukapuka Paletua To support, help (Sby)
Rennellese Page noko Thing to sit or lie on to support the backsides; to provide sustenance; supporter; buttocks Problematic (Ebt)
Samoan Paaletua A stick for the steersman to lean against (Prt)
Takuu Paretua Fishing contest with married couples competing against other married couples Uncertain Semantic Connection (Mle)
Tikopia Paretua Form of seated dance (Fth)
Tongan Paaletuʔa Shield; person to whom we look for protection, on whom we habitually depend; heavy stick for killing sharks (Cwd)

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