Protoform: POTO.2 [CP] Wise, clever

Description: Wise, clever
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CP: Central Pacific
Notes:

*8 Note. This meaning is in complementary distribution with that of *poto.1.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Poto Wise, expert (Fbg)
East Futuna Poto Clever, knowledgeable (Bgs)
East Uvea Po/poto/ Sage, adroit, savant (Btn)
New Zealand Maori Poto Indicates that everything spoken of has been tried Problematic (Wms)
Rotuman Poto Clever, skilful, dextrous Problematic (Cwd)
Samoan Poto Clever, smart, intelligent (Prt)
Tikopia Poto Skilled, adept, knowledgeable (Fth)
Tokelau Poto Intelligent, clever; skilled, expert; wise (Sma)
Tongan Poto Clever, skilled (Cwd)
Tongan Boto Wise, cunning, knowing, expert, well practised (Mar)
Tuvalu Poto Right (not left), skill, wisdom (Rby)

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