Protoform: TAALAWA [NP] Beams in roof structure of a house, rafters, purlins

Description: Beams in roof structure of a house, rafters, purlins
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *lawa.2 "bind"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Aitutaki Tarava Cross-pieces that support the kaho (Bck)
Mangareva Tarava Terrain montagneux, endroit inaccessible. Mountainous, but particularly used of inaccessible places (Tgr) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
Mangareva Taraʔoa Branche de corail en mer visible à marée basse Problematic (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Tarawa (tarewa?) Purlin, longitudinal joist (Bck)
Marquesas Kaʔava House purlin. Poutre de la façade de maison (Lch). Phonologically Irregular (Dln)
Marquesas Kaávva A round log serving as a beam along the front of a house (Crk)
Marquesas Kaʔava, kaʔavao Filière d'une maison Phonologically Irregular (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Taarawa A transverse line, e.g. a rail, a clothes-line, a line of waves on the surface of the sea; hang on a line, rail . Part of the structure of a bird snare (Bgs)
Niue Talaoa Curved rafters leading to an interior ridgepole (Loeb 1926) (Sph)
Penrhyn Taarava Horizontal piece, purlin; stripes on fish skin (Sta)
Pukapuka Taalava Purlin (Bge)
Rapa Tarava Intermediate support for rafters of house (Sks)
Rarotongan Taarava Horizontal beams of a house; place horizontally, crosswise; hang up, suspend (Sve)
Samoan Talava One of a pair of uppermost purlins in a round guest house (Prt)
Tahitian Tarava To lie horizontally, be across a thing; a streak or strip, a chasm in a rock; athwart, transverse Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dvs)
Tahitian Taarava Etre en travers de quelque chose, s'étendre; être couché à plat dos ou à plat ventre Uncertain Semantic Connection (Lmt)
Tikopia Taarava Go . Example suggest "go parallel to" Uncertain Semantic Connection (Fth)
Tokelau Talava Upper purlin (Macgregor 1937:126) (Sma)
Tuamotu Tarava Purlins (Emory 1975:52) (Stn)
Tuvalu Talava Element in house-frame (Koch 1961:116). Laths of split pandanus lashed on top of the rafters and under the thatch ribs (Kennedy 1931:269) (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Lakau halava Crossbeam (of Te Puke canoe) (Gge)

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