Protoform: MA-QANU [AN] Be afloat, float

Description: Be afloat, float
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian

*0 >> TA *pa-anu
*4 POC *ma-qan~ur "float; be afloat or drifting" (LPO II:92, V:407).
*6 PAN *qañud "drift on a current, carried away by flowing water", *ma-qañud "adrift" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Maanu Float (Yen)
Arosi Manu To float in water or air (Fox)
East Futuna Maʔanu Se baigner, se doucher; baignade (Mfr)
East Uvea Maʔanu Afloat, float (Rch)
Kapingamarangi Maanu Buoyant ; float v (Ebt)
New Zealand Maori Maanu Be afloat (Bgs)
Niue Maanu Grieve, mourn Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sph)
Nukuoro Maanu Float in place (Crl)
Penrhyn Maanu Afloat, float (Sta)
Rapa Mainu A castaway; adrift Problematic (Sks)
Rarotongan Maanu Float about (Bse)
Rennellese Maʔa Float, drift, soar Problematic (Ebt)
Rotuman Manu To float (Cwd)
Saʔa Manu To float (Ivs)
Samoan Maanu To float high, as a canoe; o rise above, as a rock out of the water, or a tree above the other trees; to become well known...; to show through an attempted concealment (Prt)
Tikopia Maanuu Floating on water (Fth)
Tokelau Maanu To surface (from water); to surface, appear (metaphorical) (Sma)
Tongan Maʔanu Afloat, float (Cwd)
Tuamotu Maanu Overflow v (Stn)
Tuvalu Maanu To swim; pumice stone (Jsn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Manu Float (Hvn)
West Futuna Manu (pl. h/manu) To float, be buoyant; to glide, coast. To fly without flapping wings (Cpl). Flotter (nage); planer (oiseau) (Rve). (Dty)
West Uvea Maanu (Personnes, bateaux) flotter (Hmn)

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