Protoform: UTU-POTO [PN] Tie-beam of a traditional house

Description: Tie-beam of a traditional house
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*8 Note. The use of tie-beams may have been a western Polynesian development (Mokena 99).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Utupoto Tie-beam (Burrows 1936:168). Entrait du toit (poutre placée dans la largeur de la maison sur les poteaux de souténement) (Mfr)
East Uvea Utu-poto Tie-beam (Burrows 1937:116) (Rch)
Fijian Utupotu (House) longitudinal beam, one from each end of house to nearest cross-beam (Lau dialect) . (Geraghty 1983:417) Problematic (Gty)
Niue Utupotu Structural beam of a building (Sph)
Rotuman Utpoto Tie-beam, collar-tie Problematic (Cwd)
Samoan Utupoto Tie-beam (Prt)
Tokelau Utupoto Cross-beam of a traditional house (Sma)
Tongan Utupoto Main cross-pieces of timber in the roof of a Tongan house. There is one at each end, resting on the joists (Cwd)
Tuvalu Utupoto Tie-beam (Rby)

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