Protoform: FENUQU.* [NP] Strand of rope or cord; single element in plaiting, netting, etc.

Description: Strand of rope or cord; single element in plaiting, netting, etc.
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian
Notes:

*0 << PN *fe-qunu
*0 >> CE *fenu
*4 POC *pwenu(t) "coconut husk" (LPO III:377)
*8 Note. *fe-qunu > **feunu > *fenuu (met.) > MAO fenu.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Fijian Venu/ki Fibres of coconut husk beaten ready for twisting into sennit; an ingrowing eyelash Problematic (Cpl)
Moriori Hunu(u) Bit . Part (Shd)
Niue Venu Plant fibre, small fibrous piece of anything Problematic (Sph)
Nukuoro Henuu Method of plaiting (Crl)
Penrhyn Henuu Strand of rope or string; strand of pandanus leaf (after splitting) (Yda)
Rarotongan ʔEenuu Strand of rope or string (Bse)
Samoan Fenuu Make a join in plaiting etc. (Prt)
Sikaiana Henu/a A necklace or neck band (Dnr)
Tahitian Fenuû The strand of a rope, the twisted cord of a net; to twist cords for net making (Dvs)
Tahitian Fenû motu Broken strand or twisted cord (Dvs)
Takuu Fenu/i Loose strand inserted into material being plaited (Hwd)
Takuu Henu/i A loose leaf inserted into material being plaited or woven... (Mle)
Tokelau Fenuu Mat-weaving strips prepared from pandanus leaves; the fine strips for weaving hats, fans, etc. prepared from young coconut fronds (Sma)
West Futuna Fanu-ia (ANI) To string beads Problematic (Cpl)
West Uvea Fenu/ia, fenu ina Assembler, mettre bout à bout (p.ex.: fibres de la natte) (Hmn)

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