Protoform: REFU-REFU [PN] Grey :*refu(-refu)

Description: Grey :*refu(-refu)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 Cf. PN *refu 'ashes'
*7 Colour term could have developed more than once from the meaning 'covered with ashes/dust'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Ne(fu)nefu Poussiéreux, poudreux, couvert de poussière, gris Phonologically Irregular (Rch)
Hawaiian Lehu Ash-colored or gray, as a chicken (Pki)
Niue Efuefu To be grey (Sph)
Penrhyn Rehurehu To be gray (Sta)
Rarotongan Reʔureʔu Grey, ash-coloured (Bse)
Samoan ʔEfuʔefu Grey Phonologically Irregular (Mnr)
Tahitian Rehu Couleur grise; gris; devenir gris (Lmt)
Tongan Pa/nefu(nefu) Greyish brown Phonologically Irregular (Cwd)
Tuamotu Rehurehu Gray, grayish, as ashes (Stn)
Tuvalu Lelehu Yellow of skin or eyes Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rby)

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