Protoform: SAWALA [PN] Greedy, gluttonous, crave a particular food

Description: Greedy, gluttonous, crave a particular food
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *wala.1

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Havala Envie de manger (une chose déterminée); avoir sans cesse envie de manger, manger en glouton sans pouvoir se rassasier (Rch)
New Zealand Maori Hawara [not glossed, but follows popore 'desire' in example] (Wms)
Niue Havala To be cheeky, to be a nuisance (Sph)
Niue Mata/havala Mischievous (Sph)
Nukuoro Savala Interested in, enjoys (Crl)
Rennellese Saabaga To be used to, accustomed to; to do often (Ebt)
Samoan Savala To long for, to desire to eat particular articles, such as fish, masi, &c. (Prt)
Tongan Havala Grasping, never satisfied, always wanting more; to crave after (Cwd)
Tuvalu Savala Promiscuous (Jsn)

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