Protoform: TEU.1 [PN] To tidy up, put in order, decorate

Description: To tidy up, put in order, decorate
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Teu Orner, décorer; decoration, costume, bouquet (Mfr)
East Uvea Teu Ornement, parure, toilette; (v) préparer, arranger; orner, embellir, décorer (Rch)
Hawaiian Keu Remaining, excessive, additional, spare, surplus, extra, too much Problematic (Pki)
Mangareva Teu Dessus de nourriture Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
Marquesas Táiu/táiu [see pekkeyo 'a male attendant...'] Uncertain Semantic Connection (Crk)
Marquesas Teu/teu Cortège, suite Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dln)
Samoan Teu Put away, keep, pack, store up, save; put s. t. in order, tidy; bury; adjust, arrange; dress, decorate; bunch, bouquet of cut flowers (Prt)
Tahitian Teu To be naked, said contemptuously; a term applied to the menses Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dvs)
Tahitian Teu/teu Servants, attendants on a chief (Dvs)
Tokelau Teu (of flowers) Bunch, bouquet; wreath; ornament; beautify, decorate; store, put away; bury (Sma)
Tongan Teu Prepare, get ready;be ready or prepared; be about to (Cwd)
Tongan Teoo To adorn with dress; finery in dress; to prepare to go any where; ready, prepared (Mar)
Tuamotu Teu/teu Skilfully, deftly (Stn)
Tuvalu Teu Keep safe; broom; bouquet (Rby)
Tuvalu Teu/teu Sweep, clean out a house, decorate [Nanumea, Nanumanga Dialect] (Rby)
Tuvalu Teu Clean up, sweep, organize a room, tidy up; a broom; to dress up smartly, to decorate, to make pretty; decoration, vase of flowers; to keep safe, look after (Jackson) (Rby)

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