Protoform: QAFIO [PN] Go, be (chiefly term?)

Description: Go, be (chiefly term?)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea ʔAfio Terme de respect pour Dieu et le Roi; majesté, noblesse, royauté (Rch)
Niuafoʔou ʔAfio Sit (Chief). (Tmo)
Niue Fio/ia To see (used only of chiefs or in worship). To wish to do something (Sph). Uncertain Semantic Connection (McE)
Samoan Afio (chiefly) Come, go; reside, dwell; be present; say (Mnr)
Tongan ʔAfio (of king or queen) To sit, to be present, to live (dwell, reside), or to look; Majesty (Cwd)
Vaeakau-Taumako Afio, (a)hio Come, go (Hvn)

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