Protoform: GAA.1 [EO] Breathe, pant

Description: Breathe, pant
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EO: Eastern Oceanic
Notes:

*3 PEO *9aRa "breathe".
*4 POC *9aRa 'be breathless, pant' (LPO V:296, 352).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Ga/ʔaki/ Haletant, ensoufle (Mfr)
East Uvea Gaʔagaʔa Oppresse, ensouffle, hors de haleine (Rch)
Fijian Gaa Opening of mouth, gaping action (Cpl)
Hawaiian Naa Moan, groan, wail (Pki)
Mangareva Gaa Etre enroué (Rch)
Mota ŋala Be out of breath, pant, be tired (Cdn)
New Zealand Maori Ngaa Take breath, breathe (Wms)
Raʔivavae ŋaa To breathe, take breath...draw in a deep breath...suck...assuage passion or desire by sucking (Stn)
Rapa Nga Pnumonea [sic] (Grn)
Rarotongan Ngaa/ngaa Gasp, (the sound of) choking for breath (Bse)
Rennellese Ngaa/ekeeke Pant, breathe hard (Ebt)
Samoan Gaa Pant (Prt)
Takuu N/naa Action involving opening the mouth and making a noise (especially when sleeping) [snore, stammer] Uncertain Semantic Connection (Mle)
Tikopia Ngaa Screech, utter hoarse cry Uncertain Semantic Connection (Fth)
Tongan Ngaa Pant, struggle for breath (as with asthma) (Cwd)
Tuamotu ŋaa Breathe, take deep breath (Stn)
West Futuna X/ŋa/mtaŋi Sound of wind coming Uncertain Semantic Connection (Cpl)

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