Protoform: TAU-.14 [PN] Prefix to numerals, deriving nouns which denote a group (bunch, cluster) of that number

Description: Prefix to numerals, deriving nouns which denote a group (bunch, cluster) of that number
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*8 For reflexes with 'one' or 'two' see PN *tau-tasa, *tau-lua

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Fijian Tau Prefix with numerals expressing collectives (Cpl)
Hawaiian Kau/kolu Triple, trinity, group of three (Pki)
Luangiua Kau- Numeral classifier for fish (Smd)
Mangareva Tau/toru, tou/toru Ceinture d'Orion (Rch)
Mangareva Tou/toru Être suspendus trois par trois aux branches (fruits) (Rch)
Mangareva Tou/ʔa Etre suspendus quatre par quatre aux branches (en parlant des fruits) (Rch)
Marquesas Tou/fá Forty, or an indefinite number Uncertain Semantic Connection (Crk)
New Zealand Maori Tau/toru Orion's belt; part of the constellation (Wms)
Samoan Taau/tolu Three hanging together, as a cluster of three oranges, or three wives, etc. (Prt)
Tahitian Tau/haa Un paquet de quatre noix de cocos; les quatre étoiles de la Croix du Sud (Aca)
Takuu Tau/haa Constellation: Four stars in Pegasus, outlining a square... (Mle)
Takuu Tau/rima Constellation of five stars within Corvus... (Mle)
Tokelau Tau- Prefix used before a number, to indicate the number of things in a bunch (Sma)
Tuamotu Tau/toru, tai/toru Orion's belt (a star cluster) (Stn)
Tuvalu Tau Fruit marking prefix (Rby)
Tuvalu Tau/iva Nine (of fruit); group of nine (fruit) (Rby)
Tuvalu Tau/tolu Threesome, group of three (animals and fruit) (Jsn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Tau- Prefix to numerals from two to ten referring to almost any kind of countable objects (fish, years, bows, arrows, etc.) (Hnh)

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