Protoform: GAU [OC] Chew in order to extract juice, as sugar-cane; bite

Description: Chew in order to extract juice, as sugar-cane; bite
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic
Notes:

*1 Cf. PCE *gasu "bite".
*4 POC *9au "to chew, chew off" (ACD), 'chew and eat' (LPO V:233).
*8 This could represent a doublet PN **gahu, cf. EP *gasu 'bite', assuming the NIU form is borrowed.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Gau Chew (as sugar-cane) (Mfr)
Easter Island ŋau To bite (Kvt)
Emae Gaua Chew (sugar cane) (Cpl)
Hawaiian Nau Chew (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Ngau Chew , (Ebt)
Mangareva ŋa/ŋau Couper avec les dents; cut with teeth. Croquer, crunch. (Chf)
Mangareva ŋau/ŋau niho Grincer les dents en dormant; gnash teeth in one's sleep Phonologically Irregular (Chf)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Ngau/ngau To chew (Bck)
Moriori Ngau Chew (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Ngau-a Gnaw, bite (Bgs)
Niue Gau Chew, as sugar cane (Sph)
Niue Ga/gau To bite (Sph)
Nuguria Nau Chew (vt) (Dvl)
Nukuoro Ngau Chew (Crl)
Penrhyn Ngau Eat, chew, masticate (Sta)
Pukapuka Ngau/ngau Chew (Bge)
Raʔivavae ŋau To chew (Stn)
Rarotongan Ngau-a, -ʔia Chew (Bse)
Rennellese Ngau Chew, as pandanus, sugar-cane, betel nut; bite (Ebt)
Samoan Gau Chew (e.g. sugar-cane) . Chew sugarcane or tii (Prt)
Sikaiana N/nau Tough to eat, of food (Dnr)
Tahitian ʔAu/ʔau Mâcher, ruminer (Lmt)
Takuu Nau Chew (e.g. sugarcane or pandanus fruit) so as to suck the juice; (of food) difficult to swallow because it is too tough to bite through (Mle)
Tikopia Ngau Bite, chew; take in teeth (Fth)
Tokelau Gau Chew (pandanus fruit, etc.) (Sma)
Tongan Ngau Gnaw, chew (e.g. sugar-cane) in order to extract the juice (Cwd)
Tongan Gnow To chew sugar-cane (Mar)
Tuamotu ŋau Gnaw (Stn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Gau Chew sugarcane (Grn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Gu/sia Bite (Ray)
West Futuna Mau/tSia (ANI) To bite Phonologically Irregular (Cpl)
West Futuna ŋau To eat sugarcane (Cpl)
West Uvea Ngau-a Mâcher (canne à sucre, bourao, etc.) (Hmn)

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