Protoform: KALE [NP] A wave that ripples or breaks, rather than a swell

Description: A wave that ripples or breaks, rather than a swell
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian
Notes:

*1 Cf. TA *paa-kare "sinking feeling in stomach"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian ʔAle Wave, crest of a wave, billow; to ripple, form waves, stir (Pki)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Kare (Sea-)spray (Bck)
Marquesas Kaʔe Surface, le dessus, le plan (Dln)
Moriori Kare/kare Rough, as the sea (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Kare Surface agitation of water (as by canoe paddles); ripples (Bgs)
New Zealand Maori Kare/kare Surf, waves (Wms)
Pukapuka Kale Rippling waves ; wave, surf (Mta)
Raʔivavae ʔAge Wave (Zpn)
Raʔivavae ŋare To float on the surface; to flood over, overflow the surface of Problematic (Stn)
Rapa Kare Water (Sks)
Rapa Kare puoto Headwind (Grn)
Rarotongan Kare Seafoam, spume, spindrfit, surf, spray (Bse)
Samoan Ua/ʔale/ Shower of rain Problematic (Prt)
Tahitian ʔAre(miti) Vague (de la mer) (Lmt)
Tuamotu Kare Wave. different types indicated by qualifiers (Stn)
Tuamotu Kare/kare A ripple (Stn)
Tupuaki Mata/are Mist from the waves (Grn)

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