Protoform: TAU-FAA [PN] Squall, rain storm; a constellation

Description: Squall, rain storm; a constellation
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *afaa 'storm'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Taufa Bourrasque (Rch)
Rarotongan Tauʔaa Fight, struggle Uncertain Semantic Connection (Bse)
Rennellese Tauha To have black vertical streaks, as clouds; to be angry (Ebt)
Samoan Taufa Water (chief's word) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Prt)
Tahitian Tauhà The four stars called the crosier (Dvs)
Takuu Tauhaa Contellation of four stars in Pegasus outlining a square (Starts the period of westerly trade winds when it sets at dawn, creating rain and wind to cool its body.) (Mle)
Tikopia Taufa Strong wind; gale (Fth)
Tongan Taufa Squall, rain-storm (Cwd)
Tongan Towfa A squall of wind, a gale (Mar)

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