Protoform: GASE-GASE [OC] Weak, feeble

Description: Weak, feeble
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*1 Cf. PN *gahe-gahe "exhausted, out of breath", NP *gaqigaqi, *gese "slow"
*4 POC *9ase (Mke. 1961).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Gasegase Weak, tired (Mfr)
Easter Island ŋaʔe-ŋaʔe Tired, weary (from old age, illness, heat, overweight, laziness) Phonologically Irregular (Wbr)
Hawaiian Nahenahe Soft, gentle, suave (Pki)
Luangiua ŋase Slow (Smd)
New Zealand Maori Ngahengahe Weak, feeble, wasted (Wms)
Nukumanu N/nahe Feeble; slow (Trt)
Rennellese Ngahengahe Puff for breath, Pant (Ebt)
Samoan Gasegase Sick, ill (to be) (Prt)
Tahitian Aheahe Emptiness; empty, as the stomach Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dvs)
Takuu N/nase (of a person, ship, etc.) Slow in responding, or bringing something; (of a watch or clock) slow in keeping time (Mle)
Tikopia Ngangase Weak (Fth)
Tokelau Gagahe (of the body) Ache (e.g. the pain which accompanies a high temperature) (Sma)
Tongan Ngahengahea Weak, feeble, exhausted (Cwd)
Tuamotu ŋaheŋahe Sweet-scented land breeze Uncertain Semantic Connection (Stn)
Tuamotu To/ŋaheŋahe Blow gently Uncertain Semantic Connection (Stn)

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