Protoform: QAAVE-A [XW] Possessed by a spirit; raving

Description: Possessed by a spirit; raving
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to XW: West Polynesia (TON,NIU,EUV,EFU,SAM,TOK,TUV,NFO)

*0 << PN *qawe "take"
*1 Cf. PN *kaawe-a "be carried away emotionally"
*8 Note. EFU not in (Gzl) and may be borrowed.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna ʔAavea Delirious, raving; possessed by a spirit (Bgs)
East Futuna Avea Etre possédé par le demon (Mfr)
Tongan ʔAavea Carried away, as by a spook; distracted (Cwd)

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