Protoform: WALE-A.A [PN] Mad, ignorant, foolish

Description: Mad, ignorant, foolish
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *wale.2
*8 The range of meanings covered is very similar to that of *wale.2, but
this word may have originally referred to permanent states. See note on ANU.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Varea Intensified form of vare (fool, foolish), sometimes used to connote process [e.g.become foolish, go crazy] (Fbg)
East Futuna Vakea Ne pas savoir, être ignorant, être fou (singulier); folie; mongolien, simple d'esprit (Mfr)
Marquesas Paʔea Délire, espèce de folie Phonologically Irregular (Lch)
Marquesas Paʔe/paʔea Simplet, distrait; dim, absent-minded Phonologically Irregular (Chf)
Marquesas Piáia Insane, deranged Phonologically Irregular (Crk)
Marquesas Pah, air Blockish, foolish (Rbs)
Samoan Valea Mad, insane; stupid, dull-witted. Ignorant (Prt). (Mnr)
Tikopia Varea Without order, wildly, foolishly, wrongly; crazy, mad (.e. mentally disturbed) (Fth)
Tokelau Valea Foolish, stupid, silly, crazy about, mad (Sma)
Tongan Valea Insane (Mar)
Tuvalu Valea Stupid, ignorant, uneducated. Foolish, irresponsible (Rby). (Jsn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Vale-a Ignorant, not know. (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ngo/valea Not know something, be ignorant; not recognize (Hvn)

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