Protoform: KAU.2B [PN] Group of people, company

Description: Group of people, company
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
Notes:

*0 >> CE *kau-moana
*1 Cf. *kau.7 "take part, join".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Kau Collective prefix (Mfr)
East Uvea Kau Signe de pluriel, a le sens de reunion, societe (Btn)
Easter Island Kau Move (of many people); increase, be multiplied Problematic (Fts)
Hawaiian ʔAu Group (in /qau/ waka, /qau/ moku) (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Gau Grouping of people, category of people (Lbr)
Marquesas ʔAu/ʔeenana Many people (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Kau Multitude, company (Wms)
Niue Kau Troop, company, gang; to team up, act in an organized way (Sph)
Nukuoro Gau Grouping of people (Crl)
Pukapuka Kau Prefix indicating a group of people ; join in, become a member; a group (Mta)
Rarotongan Kau Collective particle preposed to groups of people (Bse)
Rennellese Kau Group of people (Ebt)
Rotuman Kau Company, band Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan ʔAu Team , troop of warriors (Prt)
Sikaiana Kau All Problematic (Dnr)
Tahitian Au/tahua The company of priests (Dvs)
Takuu Kau-, kkau- Pluraliser (Makes a group into a collective noun) (Mle)
Tikopia Kau Company, group, body of people (Fth)
Tokelau Kau- Prefix denoting group of people (Sma)
Tongan Kau Side with, member of, to be, belong to, bunch (Cwd)
Tongan Kau Sign of plural before nouns denoting persons (Cwd)
Tongan Cow Many; sign of the plural number, but only used when speaking of men, or of brute animals (Mar)
Tuvalu Kau Be a member of a group, team, crew (Rby)
West Futuna Kau- Prefix indicating kind, species (Dty)
West Futuna Kau Person (ta kau, plural a fa kau) (Cpl)
West Uvea Kau Prefix marquant la participation; co-équipier (Hmn)

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