Protoform: WALE-A.B [CE] Absorbed, fascinated; overcome by sleep

Description: Absorbed, fascinated; overcome by sleep
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Walea (= nanea) Of absorbing interest...fascinating...leisure, tranquility; relaxed, at ease...engaged with, busy with... (Pki)
New Zealand Maori Warea Be rendered unconscious; be absorbed, occupied, have the attention diverted (Wms)
Penrhyn Varea To be overcome by sleep (Sta)
Pukapuka Valea Enjoy, get supreme pleasure or satisfaction (particularly from abundant food or from sex) (Bge)
Rarotongan Varea Overcome by sleep, fallen asleep (Bse)
Tahitian Varea To be drowsy, overtaken with sleep (Dvs)
Tahitian Vareʔa Dormir, être endormi Phonologically Irregular (Lmt)

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