Protoform: NAU.1 [NP] A plant (Lepidium sp.)

Description: A plant (Lepidium sp.)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian
Notes:

*1 Cf. PN *gasu.2, CE *nau-pata "plant (Scaevola sp.)"
*8 Note.:Unexplained glottal stop in MQA.
*81 Note: Atiu has naunau (Lepidium bidentatum) (McC).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Nau/nau Sandalwood (Fts)
Hawaiian Nau/nau A medicinal plant (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Nau (Scaevola frutescens) (Lbr)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Nau/nau A shrub. Leaves used in washing clothes to produce a lather (Sve)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Nau/nau kava Native Peppergrass (Lepidium bidentatum) (McC)
Marquesas Naʔu Espece de plante (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Nau (Lepidium oleraceum) (Wms)
Nukuoro Nau Plant sp (Crl)
Penrhyn Nau/nau Parasitic vine sp. that looks like entangled fishing net (Cassytha filiformis). (Lepidium bidentatum) (McC). (Sta)
Pukapuka Nau (Lepidium bidentoides). Native Peppergrass (Lepidium bidentatum) (McC) (Bge)
Rapa Nau An herb, sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) (Sks)
Rarotongan Nau An indigenous herb (Lepidium bidentatum) (Whr)
Rarotongan Nau/nau (Lepidium bidentatum) (Nga Pu Toru) , (Lepidium virginicum) (Aitutaki) (McC). (McC)
Samoan Nau (Alyxia stellata) (Phm)
Samoan Nau/nau A prostrate herb (Geophila herbacea) (Phm)
Tahitian Nau The name of a species of medicinal grass used in certain disorders (Lmt)
Tuamotu Nau Pepper-grass used medicinally, (Lepidum piscidium) (Stn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Nau A tree growing on the shore (Hvn)

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