Protoform: WAWAO [NP] Separate antagonists; mediate: *wawa(q)o

Description: Separate antagonists; mediate: *wawa(q)o
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Mangareva Vavao Emissaire; protéger, aider quelqu'un; être l'avocat de quelqu'un. Protect, aid, sustain (Tgr). (Rch)
Marquesas Vavao Médiateur, proteur, arbitre, défenseur, avocat; s'interposer, séparer des combatants (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Wawao To separate antagonists; to mediate (Bgs)
Rarotongan Vavao To separate combatants, break up a fight (Bse)
Samoan Vavao, vao-sia Prevent, restrain (Prt)
Tahitian Vavao An interposer between hostile parties; to interpose between contending parties; to separate combatants (Dvs)
Tokelau Vavao Restrain, stop someone from doing something; curfew, time when people are restricted from walking about the village... (Sma)

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