Protoform: FE-QUNU [PN] Strand of rope or cord; single element in plaiting or weaving

Description: Strand of rope or cord; single element in plaiting or weaving
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
Notes:

*0 >> NP *fenuqu
*1 Cf. PPN *fe-, PN *unu 'take out, pull out' (? or XW *qunu "approach, draw near")
*8 Note. Changed from *fenu. Note *q is not motivated by the proposed origin, and not supported by the reflexes of *fenuqu. Also the sense of *fe- here is unclear.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Feʔunu Faire une boucle avec une liane ou une ficelle de couleur (pour les colliers) (Mfr)
East Uvea Feunu/ʔi Faire un noeud, lier par un noeud, nouer; se reculer (Rch)
Luangiua Heuŋu Single strand in mat-weaving (Smd)
Takuu Heunu Centipede; animal taxon for crawling creatures (beetles, caterpillars, worms) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Mle)
Tikopia Feunu/kaki To cross and recross (e.g. of a path, of fish crossing a lake) Problematic (Fth)
Tongan Feʔunu Strips of pandanus leaf ready for weaving (Cwd)

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