Protoform: TEFA.1 [CE] Boast, brag, show off; false display of emotion

Description: Boast, brag, show off; false display of emotion
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Tefa Pleurer, qui pleure de depit, de colere, par caprice, par boutarde Problematic (Gzl)
East Futuna Tefa Etre très attaché à sa mère; faire des caprices pour rester auprès de sa mère (pour les bébés) (terme ancien); caprice (Mfr)
Hawaiian Keha Pride, brag, height, dignity (Pki)
New Zealand Maori Tewha Garrulous; a spell used when planting sweet-potato (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Tewha/tewha An axe-like wooden weapon brandished in speech-making (Bgs)
Tahitian Tefa/tefa Spreading bunches of cock tail feathers attached to the tops of masts, this being the special rigging of the `arioi canoe (Hry)
Tahitian Tefa/tefa To look repeatedly at one's dress from conceit (Dvs)
Tongan Tefa Fondling; a loving and caressing manner Problematic (Bkr)
Tuamotu Tefa Boaster (Stn)

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