Protoform: SAO [MP] Escape

Description: Escape
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*2 PCP *sa(R)o (Gty. 1983).
*3 PCP *sao, *zao (Gty. 1981).
*5 PMP *saRep "save, rescue" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Hao Escape, saved, to be (Bgs)
East Uvea Haao Echapper, se sauver (Rch)
Fijian Saa Free, at liberty (Cpl)
Luangiua Sao Escape (Smd)
Marquesas Áo To go away [ex. ship] Phonologically Irregular (Dln)
Niue Hao Narrowly escape, be let off lightly (Sph)
Nukumanu Haka/sao (pl. hakassao) Save, escape, flee (Trt)
Nukuoro Hao Escape (Crl)
Pukapuka (Ya)yao Break loose, escape (Bge)
Pukapuka Yao Win, excel (Bge)
Rennellese Hao Go through a reef pass, safe, healthy (Ebt)
Samoan Sao To enter where there was a difficulty, as a canoe in a narrow passage; to escape from danger (Prt)
Sikaiana Sao Escape, be free from obligation: safe, alive after some disaster; (of canoe) safely cross the reef (Dnr)
Takuu Sao Fit into or through something, (of clothes) fit; escape, survive; small distance or gap separating two locations (Mle)
Tikopia Sao Fit into; run, go off (Fth)
Tokelau Hao Escape (from death, injury etc.), be safe, get through to safety (Sma)
Tongan Hao Escape, succeed in getting through/in/out (Cwd)
Tuvalu Hao Escape, be safe (Rby)
West Uvea Sao Changer de direction, dévier sa route; prendre une direction; bifurquer; faire le tour (Hmn)

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