Protoform: WEKU.1 [NP] Disarranged, dishevelled (of hair)

Description: Disarranged, dishevelled (of hair)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *weu.1 "disordered, in confusion"
*7 Cf. PML *fiku ‘to be entangled’.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Veku/veku Ébouriffé, échevelé, mal peigne (Gzl)
Easter Island Veku/veku To tangle; bird with entangled feathers (e.g. after falling into water), person with entangled hair (Fts)
Marquesas Veku(veku), veú Embrouillé, ébouriffé, hérissés (cheveux, etc.); tout mouillé (Dln)
Marquesas Vái-u Wet (Crk)
New Zealand Maori Weku/weku Tufted, in tufts (Wms)
Pukapuka Lau/veku/veku/a Dishevelled, bedraggled; weak, exhausted (Mta)
Rarotongan Veku Tufted end of a coconut (Sve)
Rennellese Beku/beku Flattened down, as hair in rain (Ebt)
Samoan Ma/veʔu Disarranged, disordered, of hair, clothes (Prt)
Samoan Sa/veʔu In confusion, topsy-turvy; (fowl) having bristly feathers (Mle)
Sikaiana Veku/veku To stir Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dnr)
Tahitian Veʔu/veʔu Dégoûtant, répugnant, sale (se dit des personnes et des choses) (Lmt)
Takuu Seku/seku Dishevelled, disarranged in appearance, messy or untidy looking, unkempt Phonologically Irregular (Mle)
Takuu Veku (of cooked food) Shred; wring (one’s hands) with sand to remove an unpleasant smell; rinse (of clothes, but not the body) (Mle)
Tikopia Veku/veku Dishevelled, uncombed (of hair) (Fth)
Tongan Viku Wet Problematic (Cwd)
Tuamotu Veku Frayed; hair of armpit (Stn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Veku/veku Bristly, dishevelled (Hvn)
West Futuna Veku/veku Almost drowned by rain (Dty)
West Futuna Vehka/vehka Wet, moist; to rub the hair Phonologically Irregular (Dty)
West Futuna Ta/veku Be drenched with rain (Cpl)
West Futuna Veku/veku, ve/xveku To be almost drowned with rain (Cpl)

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