Protoform: QAU.2 [PN] To clear land, remove unwanted material, take away

Description: To clear land, remove unwanted material, take away
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 >> NP *qau-tala "remove spines or twigs", *qau-talu "weed, clear land of weeds"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island ʔAu/ʔau Scratch Uncertain Semantic Connection (Fts)
Easter Island ʔA/ʔau Take out a double handful, pick up in both hands (Fts)
Hawaiian Au To weed; rub, massage, polish (Pki)
Luangiua ʔAu Gutting fish (Smd)
Luangiua ʔAu/iho Take away (Hbn)
Mangareva Au Enlever des graines de leur cosse (Rch)
Niue A/au To clear away. Clear away big branches when preparing a plantation (McE). (Sph)
Niue Au To strain (refers to straining floury substances, to stop larger particles getting through a sieve) (Sph)
Nukuoro Aau Remove (Crl)
Penrhyn Au/au To pick, pinch (Sta)
Penrhyn Au/tua To remove, sever (Sta)
Pukapuka Au/yulu To prune (Sby)
Rennellese ʔAu/ʔau To pick out, as bones from fish, seeds from a papaya, or mucus from the nose; strip off, as old stems from taro (Ebt)
Samoan Au To carry away, as the stones of a wall . Carry (in the hand) (Prt)
Samoan Au/au Pick (by hand) (Prt)
Takuu Au Remove something by cutting it away: remove unwanted matter; clean or clear up a place (Mle)
Tongan ʔAu- Remove unwanted portion of something -- strip, scale, husk, etc. (in compounds) (Cwd)
Waya (Y)au/ti- Transport a load of something, carry a number of things from one place to another (Ply)
West Futuna Aioa To gather, collect, bring together; to scatter; destroy (Dty)
West Futuna K/au-a To remove the bark of a tree (Cpl)

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