Protoform: FENU [EC] An element in weaving: *fenu(u)

Description: An element in weaving: *fenu(u)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EC: Ellicean

*0 << NP *fenuqu

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Mangareva ʔEnu/ʔenu Flexible, détendu, mou; mouvement du corps dans les danses Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
Marquesas Henu Lanieres ou bandes pour natte, cordons (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Whenu The weft threads in a cloak or plaited mat or basket (Bgs)
New Zealand Maori Whenu, wenu, whengu Twist or spin a strand of cord; strand of a cord; warp of a flax garment (Wms)
Penrhyn Henu Weft (in plaiting) (Bck)
Pukapuka Lau/enu Element (plaiting) (Bge)
Pukapuka Taa/wenu Plaiting element, ply of cordage; to add new elements in plaiting (Bge)
Raʔivavae Heŋu Warp (the threads which are extended lengthwise in the loom and crossed by the woof); a cord, the strand of a cord; a tendon Phonologically Irregular (Stn)
Raʔivavae Hinu A strand of cord or rope; the fibre of barkcloth or bast; to twist fibres into cord for net-making Phonologically Irregular (Stn)
Rotuman Henu Husk of coconut Problematic (Cwd)
Tahitian Venu The threads that are woven into a mat Phonologically Irregular (Dvs)
Tahitian Fenu A single element in plaiting a basket (Hdy)
Tuamotu Henu Splice on; fibres of the haaveke (Stn)

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