Protoform: MA-KAWE [NP] Hair (of head), strand of hair

Description: Hair (of head), strand of hair
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian
Notes:

*1 Cf. PPN *kawe.1 "tentacle".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Kave/hau Piece of thread Problematic (Fts)
Hawaiian Maʔawe Thread, strand, fibre (Pki)
Marquesas Mekave Curly, of hair (Dln)
Marquesas Ea ma ca vee, O wochʔo Lock of hair (Rbs)
New Zealand Maori Makawe Hair, ringlet (Wms)
Penrhyn Maakave/kave Tangled, messy (Sta)
Pukapuka Maakave/kave Pretty (of hair), standing straight out in clusters (Bge)
Pukapuka Makave Lock of hair ; tentacle of octopus (Sby)
Rarotongan Makave Twist, plait ; a plait or tress (Sve)
Samoan Maʔave Good head of hair (Prt)
Tokelau Makave The fingers of a coconut flower spadix to which coconut fruit are attached.... Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sma)
Tuamotu Maakave Fibre, strand (Stn)

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