Protoform: TAU.1 [FJ] Skilful at, familiar with; suitable, fitting

Description: Skilful at, familiar with; suitable, fitting
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to FJ: Fijic

*1 Cf. PN *maa-tau "know, understand"
*2 PFJ *ntau.
*4 POC *taqu 'know how, be able to, be skilled at' (LPO V:540) [PN + Anejom]
*6 PAN *Caqu 'to know how, be able to, be skilled at' (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Tau Etre d'accord, convenir de.., etre proportionée (Gzl)
Easter Island Tau(tau) Beautiful, elegant, handsome, precious Uncertain Semantic Connection (Fts)
Fijian Dau Habitually (Cpl)
Moriori Tau (It is) fit, right (Shd)
Moriori Tau/nga To be accustomed (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Tau Be able; suitable (Wms)
Pukapuka Tau To fit, look nice (Bge)
Rarotongan Tau To be suitable, befit, able, to be possible (Sve)
Rotuman Tau Fit, be of right size; becoming, appropriate, suitable Problematic (Cwd)
Samoan Tau Habitual action (Prt)
Sikaiana Tau Be capable enough (Dnr)
Takuu Tau Equal to a task; able to do something; enough, sufficient; (of clothes) fit (Mle)
Tikopia Tau Be accustomed, used to; adapt; fit (Fth)
Tongan Tau Skill that one is accustomed to do (Cwd)
Tongan Tow Fit, to suit (Mar)
West Futuna Tau Follow in the ways of, take after, learn from (Dty)

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