Protoform: WALE.3 [FJ] Of no account, ordinary; only, just

Description: Of no account, ordinary; only, just
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to FJ: Fijic

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Fijian Wale Not worth while, very ordinary, very easy, tired; only, merely (Cpl)
Hawaiian Wale Postposed particle: only, just, very; alone; without payment, cause or reason; gratuitous, free, casual (Pki)
Luangiua Vale Useless, weak (Smd)
New Zealand Maori Ware Mean, low in social position (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Ware/ware Of no account, mean, low-born (Wms)
Nukumanu Vare Just, nothing but; merely; common (people); desolate (Trt)
Samoan Vale Worthless; unproductive (of land); needless; inactive (Prt)
Takuu Vare Ordinary, plain, common, not special; as usual, normally, without any special property or incident (usually followed by koi); (Mle)
Tikopia Vare Silly, trivial (Fth)
Tikopia Vare/vare General sense of not belonging to systematic order: at random, haphazard, in every direction, out of focus, etc.; common, ordinary (in social or technical status) (Fth)
Tokelau Vale Of no avail, futile, worthless, unproductive; (useless, meaningless) (Sma)
Tuvalu Vale In vain, worthless, futile (Jsn)
Waya Wale Merely, without reason (Ply)

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