Protoform: PEWA [PN] Crescent-shaped object

Description: Crescent-shaped object
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Fijian Bewa Ten bunches of bananas (Cpl)
Hawaiian Pewa Tail of fish, shrimp, lobster, rectangular patch or wedge used for mending bowls, clump/group, as of trees neara forest (Pki)
Marquesas Peva Qui pend (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Pewa Anything bow-shaped, eyebrow, new moon, perch of a kind of bird-snare; raise the eyebrows (Wms)
Penrhyn Peva Tail fin of various fish spp. (Sta)
Pukapuka Peva Crescent-shaped (as moon, or tail of Peva fish (Carangoides ferdau)); a protruding part on the edge of an object (Sby)
Pukapuka Peva The edge of an object; name of a fish (Carangoides gilberti) Problematic (Bge)
Samoan Peva Kind of sea-cucumber (Prt)
Samoan Ma/peva Twisted, sprained (of an ankle) (McP)
Takuu Peva Prehensile tail-like protrusion from the rear of a large male turtle, containing the penis (Mle)
Tokelau Peva Kind of soft sea-cucumber about 2 metres long (Sma)
Tongan Peva Marine creature which collapses like empty tube when removed from water (Cwd)
Tongan Pa/peva, ta/peva To sprain one's ankle (Cwd)
Tuamotu Peva Limb of the new moon (Stn)
Waya Bewa (Ridge dividing the two sides of) the roof of a gabled house Borrowed (Ply)
West Futuna Pwewa Liver Problematic (Cpl)

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