Protoform: WANA-WANA [PN] Spiny, prickly, bristly (Clk)

Description: Spiny, prickly, bristly (Clk)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *wana “sea-urchin sp.”
*2 PCP *wana (Gty.1984).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Va(na)vana Etre stupefait; dont le poil se dresse de surprise (Btn)
Easter Island Vanavana Radiate, said of any object with its parts radiating horizontally from a central axis (Fts)
Hawaiian Wanawana Spiny, thorny (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Wanawana Sticking out, jut out from a surface (Lbr)
Marquesas Vanavana Tacheté, bigarré de diverses couleurs Uncertain Semantic Connection (Lch)
New Zealand Maori Wanawana Spines, bristles (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Wawana Gooseflesh (Wms)
Niue Vanavana Spiny, prickly (Sph)
Rarotongan Vanavana Gooseflesh (Bse)
Rarotongan Vana Stand up on end (hair, spines of fish) (Bse)
Tahitian Vanavana Ressentir des picotements, des foumillements. Rough, ragged, unpolished; a sensation felt when something disagreable touches the body, as a worm crawling, &c.; rough, ragged, unpolished (Dvs). (Lmt)
Tuamotu Vanavana Spiny, bristling; quiver, thrill, shiver as from cold, quaver, as voice (Stn)

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