Protoform: TAQO.2B [NP] Wooden poles weighing down roof thatch

Description: Wooden poles weighing down roof thatch
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Tao/tao Coconut fronds covering roof (Fbg)
New Zealand Maori Taa/taami Vines used to protect roof thatch from wind Phonologically Irregular (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Tao/tao A lattice of rods or vine stems to retain in place the thatch of a roof (Wms)
Tahitian Tao/mi Heavy pole laid on outside of roof thatch during high winds (Hdy)
Takuu Tau/mi Wooden frame put on top of thatch if sago is the material used instead of the more usual pandanus (Mokena 1999) (Mle)
Tuamotu Tao/mi Pole weighing down thatching(Emory 1955:55) (Stn)
West Futuna Tau To thatch (Cpl)

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