Protoform: WAI-PUNA [PN] Spring (of water)

Description: Spring (of water)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 << PN *wai.1 "fresh water", *puna "spring"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Vai/a-puna The name of a place Problematic (Fts)
Hawaiian Wai puna Spring water (Pki)
Mangareva Vaipuna Water that springs from among stones. Eau qui sort des rochers; source trouble. (Rch)
Marquesas Vai puna Eau de source, source d'eau (Dln)
Marquesas E wiae, poonah Spring, fountain (Rbs)
New Zealand Maori Wai puna Spring of water (Wms)
Niue Vai-puna A spring (Sph)
Nuguria Naa vai e puna Spring (place of bubbling in the sea) (Dvl)
Samoan Vaipuna Spring of water (Prt)
Tahitian Vaipuna, vaipihae [vaipihua?] Water that bubbles up; spring water (Lmt)
Tokelau Vaipuna Spring, water-source (Sma)
Tongan Vaipuna Spring (Cwd)

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