Protoform: WEWE.A [PN] Rubbish, refuse

Description: Rubbish, refuse
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. FU *veve "faded, dilapidated..."

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Veve Mats covering food in earth oven (Mfr)
East Uvea Veve Dust, sweepings, small fragments, remains (Rch)
Luangiua Veve Grass (Smd)
Niue Veve Rubbish (Sph)
Niue Veve/veve Fruit left on a tree because it is out of reach (McE)
Nukumanu Veve Grass (pl.); veve haeo - weeds (Trt)
Pukapuka Lau/veve Scraps of Pandanus left over from mat-making (Mta)
Rennellese Bebe Torn, tattered, old and dirty (clothes, mats), rubbish, trash, decayed matter (Ebt)
Rotuman Veve Wrinkle; wrinkled, puckered (Cwd)
Sikaiana Veve Sedge, grass, moss (Dnr)
Takuu Vvee General term for grass, lawn (Mle)
Tikopia Veve Outside leaves, outer skin, husk (Fth)
Tokelau Veve Topmost covering of an oven, usually leaves; property of a poor person (Sma)
Tongan Veve Rubbish, litter, garbage, refuse (Cwd)
Tuvalu Veve Wilt, fade (of leaves) (Rby)

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