Protoform: PONO.2 [CE] True, correct

Description: True, correct
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian
Notes:

*4 POC *bono(r) 'true, correct' (LPO V:554).
*5 PMP *bener 'true, righteous, honest' (ACD).
*8 Note. PUK considered to be borrowed.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Pono Correct procedure, correctness (Pki)
Mangareva ʔApono Correct procedure, correctness (I) ? Problematic (Rch)
Marquesas Pono Correct, proper, well done. Beau, qui convient, qui va bien [Southeast Marquesan Dialect] (Lch). (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Pono True, not false (Bgs)
New Zealand Maori Whakapono-hia Believe; christianity (Bgs)
New Zealand Maori Tuu/pono Light upon accidentally, chance to hit (Wms)
Pukapuka Waka/pono To promise (Sby)
Pukapuka Pono Sure, certain; confirm Problematic (Mta)
Tuamotu Pono Direct truly or straight ahead (Stn)

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