Protoform: QAO.3 [NP] Appropriate, suitable

Description: Appropriate, suitable
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *qaoga "useful, suitable"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Marquesas Ao Consentir, aquiescer, accéder Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Ao Right, fitting (Wms)
Niue H/ao To fit Problematic (Sph)
Niue Te/ao In vain; without purpose, without reason; to have nothing, to mind one's own business Problematic (Sph)
Nukuoro Ao Sufficient (Crl)
Pukapuka Kaae mea e /ao/ ai There is nothing to be done about it (Bge)
Pukapuka Ao Successful at something, e.g. diving deeply (Sby)
Rotuman ʔAo To be of use Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan Ao Excellent, perfect, as a house, boat etc. (Prt)
Samoan Ao It is essential to, one must (Prt)
Tokelau Ao Be good, successful at catching or gathering foodstuffs (Sma)

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