Protoform: RAFO [PN] Rod or lath used in construction

Description: Rod or lath used in construction
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Lafo Roseau sur lequel on coud des feuilles de Pandanus pour couvrir les maisons (Gzl)
East Uvea Afo Rangee de feuilles de Pandanus cousues (pour la torture) Problematic (Rch)
New Zealand Maori Raho(raho) Canoe decking (made of thin sticks) (Bgs)
Niue Afo/lau Bivouac, temporary shelter (McE)
Niue Afo/afo langi Signs of bad weather in the sky Uncertain Semantic Connection (McE)
Nuguria Raho Old shoots of pandanus (Dvl)
Nukuoro Laho Aerial root of Pandanus (Crl)
Rennellese Gaho Stick holding thatch panels (Ebt)
Samoan Lafo Rod holding sheet of thatching together (Prt)
Sikaiana Laho Root of pandanus {paku} tree, sliced and then left to dry, used as house walling slats (Dnr)
Takuu Raho Core of coconut frond cut into short lengths as the backbone for thatch panels (Mle)
Tikopia Rafo Rod over which sago leaf bent for thatch (Fth)
Tokelau Lafo Main rib of a coconut frond (Sma)
Tongan Afo Width of a single course of thatch on roof of a house (Cwd)
Tuvalu Lafo/ niu Coconut frond midrib (Rby)

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