Protoform: VEVE [SO] Faded, dilapidated (leaves, mats, clothing), such items

Description: Faded, dilapidated (leaves, mats, clothing), such items
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to SO: Samoic-Outlier Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *wewe.1 "rubbish"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Veve Mat placed over food in oven. (Rch)
Rennellese Bebe Torn, tattered, old and dirty (as clothes or mats); tattered fragment, rubbish, trash, decayed matter (aas leaves) (Ebt)
Tikopia Veve Outer leaves of package, often dry (Fth)
Tokelau Veve Leaves used in previous oven directly above food, now used as outer layer (Sma)
Tuvalu Veve Wilt, fade (of leaves in the heat) (Rby)
West Futuna Vevi-a Loosen (as cords of a string) (Cpl)

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