Protoform: MOREFU.1 [CE] Dull (of colour, light)

Description: Dull (of colour, light)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

*0 << EC *refu "twilight"
*1 Cf. CE *morefu.1 "dull (colour, light)', *maalefulefu "twilight", TA *moonenefu "covered with spray, tarnished"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Moolehu(lehu) Twilight, dusk = maalehulehu (Pki)
Tahitian Morehu Noir, sombre (Jsn)
Tahitian Morehu/rehu Dark, not well-heated, applied to the stones in a Tahitian oven (Dvs)
Tuamotu Moorehu Dark-grey, dusky = maa(re)rehu (Stn)

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