Protoform: GAAWARI [PN] Weak, feeble; pliable, flexible

Description: Weak, feeble; pliable, flexible
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
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Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Naawali Weak, feeble, infirm (Pki)
Luangiua ŋaavali Bent (stick) (Smd)
Mangareva Gavari Etre flexible, pliable (branche) (Rch)
Marquesas Navai (MQS), kavai (MQN) Delicate, slender, pliable. Ployer, courber, rendre flexible. (Lch)
Marquesas Nevai (MQS), kevai (MQN) Libre dans ses mouvements, mobile, flexible, pliant (Lch)
Moriori Ngawari Mellow, easy (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Ngaawari Soft, accomodating, obedient; easy (not difficult) (Wms)
Nukuoro Ngaavali Bent slightly (Crl)
Penrhyn Ngaavari/vari Weak (Sta)
Pukapuka Ngaavali/vali Pliable, slack (of movements) (Sby)
Pukapuka Ngavali Bend, be curved. Pliable, loose (Sby) (Bge)
Rarotongan Ngaavari Pliable, easily persuaded. Unstable, wobbly, loose (Bse)
Samoan Vaaivai Weak (of body) Borrowed (Prt)
Sikaiana Navali Bent or curved, usually from warping (Dnr)
Takuu Naavari Bend, buckle, as a pole under pressure (Mle)
Tikopia Ngavari/vari Slack, of man (Fth)
Tongan Ngaavai/vai Feeble, infirm (Cwd)
Tuamotu ŋaavari Weak, feeble (Stn)

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