Protoform: RAU-KAWA [CE] Plant sp., probably with ritual significance

Description: Plant sp., probably with ritual significance
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

*0 < PN *lau, *kawa

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Lau ʔawa Kava leaf; first two or three taro leaves, as offered with kava leaves with prayers for a good food supply (Pki)
New Zealand Maori Raukawa An aromatic plant used as a scent (Nothopanax edgerleyi); the scent from same (Wms)
Penrhyn Raukava Altar. Small enclosure on marae (Bck). (Sta)
Pukapuka Laukava A feast held at the command of the *aliki* (Bge)
Samoan Lauʔava Food eaten on the burial of a chief (Prt)
Tahitian Rauava The *miro* or *amae* leaves used in the marae for various sacred purposes (Dvs)
Tuamotu Raukava Some part of the sacred regalia of a chief or high priest (Stn)

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