Protoform: TUAI [OC] Of ancient times, old; (take) a long time, late, slow

Description: Of ancient times, old; (take) a long time, late, slow
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*3 PEO *tuaRi "ancient, long time" (Gty. 1990.75).
*4 POC *tu(q)aRi "(be) long ago, take a long time, old (of inanimates)" (LPO II:205,312).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Tuei Old, ancient; wait [= (taking a long time)] (Fbg)
Anuta Koi tuei Not yet (Fbg)
East Futuna Tuvai Late, tardy (Mfr)
East Uvea Tuvai Tarder; lentement (Btn)
Easter Island Tuuai Antiguo. Old (of inanimates) (Wbr). (Fts)
Easter Island Tuai Old, past (Fts)
Emae Tuai Old (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Tuuai Old (of things); long ago (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Duai Late, take a long time (Lbr)
Kapingamarangi Tuai Old, slow, late (Ebt)
Luangiua Kuai Worn out (Smd)
Niue Tuai Old, ancient; stale (of food); (postverbal) marks perfect aspect: already, early (Sph)
Nuguria Rua-/tuai Cave (hole old) (Ray)
Nuguria Tuai Old (things, not people) (Dvl)
Nukumanu Tuai Old (Trt)
Nukuoro Duai Old, in the past (Crl)
Rennellese Tuai Ancient, to be, ancient times, be late (Ebt)
Samoan Tuai Former, old (Prt)
Sikaiana Tuai Move slowly, delay, dawdle (Dnr)
Takuu Tuai (of an object) Old, ancient; (at the same endeavour or location) for a long time (Mle)
Tikopia Tuei Delayed, waiting, late; old, ancient, traditional (Fth)
Tokelau Tuai Lateness; being late (Sma)
Tongan Tuai From days long since gone by (Cwd)
Tongan Too-ý Dilatory, slow (Mar)
Tuvalu Tuai Late; be delayed (Rby)
West Futuna Tuai The past, a long time before (Dty)
West Uvea Tuai Vieux, longtemps, retard, tarder (Hmn)
West Uvea I/tuai Il y a longtemps (dans un passé lointain) (Hmn)

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