Protoform: FAI-FEKAU [SO] Carry a message, do work; messenger, worker

Description: Carry a message, do work; messenger, worker
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to SO: Samoic-Outlier Polynesian
Notes:

*0 < PN *fai, *fekau

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Pai pekau To (do) work (Fbg)
East Uvea Faifekau Commissionaire, messager, envoyé (Rch)
East Uvea Tagata faifekau Missionaire protestant (Rch)
Ifira-Mele Fefeaau Teacher Borrowed (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Hai heegau To be a Christian; to do the work (Lbr)
Luangiua Heheʔau Work (Smd)
Nukumanu Hehekau Serve (vt), work (Trt)
Nukuoro Hai hegau Work (v) (Crl)
Rennellese Hai hekau To work (Ebt)
Samoan Faifeʔau To go on a message; a missionary, a pastor (Prt)
Tikopia Faifekau Do work; work (n); worker, messenger, director of work (esp. in ritual context) (Fth)
Tongan Faifekau Minister (of religion), clergyman, missionary (Cwd)
Tuvalu Faifekau Messenger (Jsn)
Tuvalu Faifeau Minister, pastor, religious representative Borrowed (Jsn)
Tuvalu Faifekau Messenger, pastor (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Faifekau Give a message (Ray)
Vaeakau-Taumako Hai hekau To serve, work for someone (Hnh)

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