Protoform: WAA-WAA.2B [MP] Vine, rope: *(waa)waa

Description: Vine, rope: *(waa)waa
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *waa-lai "liana sp."
*2 Cf. PCP *wao "vine" (Gty)
*4 POC *waRoc "general term for vines and creepers, plants with creeping or climbing growth structure; string, rope" (LPO III:74) but cf. also POC *waR[e] "Flagellaria indica" (LPO III:147)
*5 PMP *waRej "vine, creeper" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Vaa/mangio A kind of plant which produces itching in humans (Tetrastigma sp.) (Fbg)
East Futuna Vaa Corde, liane (Mfr)
East Uvea Va Nom d'une fougère et d'une plante grimpante (Rch)
Emae Vaavaa Rope, cord, string; vine; vine connecting joists and beams (Clk)
Fijian Waa Vine, creeper of any kind; string, bandage (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Vaavaa Rope, fishing line (Clk)
Luangiua Va/pulu Creeper sp. (Hbn)
Niue Vaa Plant sp., high-climbing liana (Flagellaria gigantea) (traditionally used as rope...); angel vine (Dendrobium biflorum). Climbing plant (Flagellaria gigantea) (McE). (Sph)
Tikopia Vaa Vine, creeper (generic) (Fth)
Waya Waa Generic for scrambling and climbing plants; creeper, vine; cord, rope, string, line (Ply)
West Futuna Vava/poŋi (ANI) Creeper for tying (Cpl)
West Futuna Vava Vine; rope, cord, twine (Dty)
West Uvea Vaava Liane non-id. (Hmn)

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