Protoform: POO-TAGOTAGO [CE] Intensely dark night

Description: Intensely dark night
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian
Notes:

*0 << PN *poo "night", *tago.1 "take hold of, grasp, grope", *tago.2 "very dark"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Pookano Very dark (Pki)
Marquesas Koekoe potako (MQN), koekoe potano (MQS) Ignorant (Chf)
Marquesas Potako (MQN), potano (MQS). Pootako (MQN) (Atl). Ténèbres, nuit obscur, sombre. Noir, ténébreux (Dln). (Lch)
Marquesas Tako(tako), tano(tano) Obscur, sombre, noir, couvert, ténébreux Borrowed (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Pootango(tango) Very dark; intense darkness (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Tangotango Intensifier to words signifying darkness Borrowed (Bgs)
Niue Poo tangotango Utter darkness. To be completely dark (Sph). Problematic (McE)
Rarotongan Poo tangotango The epoch of utter black darkness (Sve)
Rarotongan Pooiri tangotango Pitch darkness Borrowed (Bse)
Tahitian Potaotao A very black or dark night (Dvs)
Tahitian Taotao Great, extreme, applied to darkness (pouri taotao) Borrowed (Dvs)
Tuamotu Poo tangotango Intensely dark (of night); Kiho dwelt in the Poo-tangotango-i-Hawaiki (Stimson 1933:12) (Stn)
West Futuna Pauri xtaŋo Thick darkness, darkness that can be felt Borrowed Problematic (Cpl)

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