Protoform: KAU.4 [PN] Stalk, stem, handle

Description: Stalk, stem, handle
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
Notes:

*0 >> NP *tuu-kau "handle, haft"
*1 Cf. PN *kau.2A, *kau.3,*ka-kau.2

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Kau Manche, poignée, tige, branche, pénis (Mfr)
Easter Island Kau Tallo, vástago (Cnt)
Emae Kau Manche (de hache), manche de la pagaie (Rve)
Hawaiian ʔAu Stem (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Gau Handle, shaft (Lbr)
Luangiua ʔAu Stalk of flower, handle of tool (Smd)
Luangiua ʔAu laveŋa Fish hook, 1'6" long Uncertain Semantic Connection (Smd)
Marquesas Kou, ʔou Manche d'outil (Dln)
Moriori Kau Handle (Dtn)
New Zealand Maori Kau Stalk, stem (Wms)
Nuguria Kau/tarina Ear lobe (Pkn)
Nuguria Kau Handles (of anything) (Dvl)
Nukuoro Gau/laagau Rachis of coconut leaf (Crl)
Pukapuka Kau Stalk (Mta)
Pukapuka Kau/aa Stalk or petiole of plant (Bge)
Rotuman Kau Stalk, stem Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan ʔAu Stalk, shaft, axle, handle, whisk (Mnr)
Takuu Kau- Stalk, stem, solid handle of an object, branch of a tree, underground runner of certain plants (e.g. yam, banana). Sticks of fish net (kupena) (Hwd). (Mle)
Takuu Kau Loop of fishing line tied to the base of a tuna fishing pole to which the hooks of the several fishing lines are attached when not in use (Mle)
Tikopia Kau Stalk, stem supporting a bunch of fruit, e.g. bananas; handle of implement (Fth)
Tokelau Kau Stalk, handle (Sma)
Tongan Kau Stalk, stem, handle of oar, bat etc. (Cwd)
Tongan Cow Stalk, stem (Mar)
Tuamotu Kau Stalk, stem (Stn)
Tuvalu Kau Handle (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Kau Handle of an axe, a kettle, etc. Bamboo shaft of kupega net; main handle of helve for tupaa (adze); bamboo. (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Na/kau Leaf-stem (Hvn)
West Futuna Kau Handle, stem, protuberance (Dty)
West Uvea Kau Tige, pétiole (Hmn)
West Uvea Kau toki Axe-handle and assimilable uses (Hmn)
West Uvea Kau/i Ridge of nose (Hmn)

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