Protoform: TAU.9 [EP] Reef or shoal

Description: Reef or shoal
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EP: East Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *tau-laga "anchorage"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Tau Rock on the coast, taller than others so that something can be deposited on it without fear of seeing it washed away by the waves (Fts)
Moriori Tau Reef (Wms) (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Tau Reef, ridge of a hill (Wms)
Penrhyn Tau Shallow part of sea; cape, promontory. Land point (Bck). (Sta)
Rarotongan Tau Sandspit, sandbank, shoal; promontory, headland (Bse)
Tahitian Tau A sunken rock under water (Dvs)

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