Protoform: RAQA-KAU.A [PN] Tree, plant

Description: Tree, plant
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
Notes:

*0 << PN *raqa "branch (of tree)", *kau.3 "wood, timber (< tree)"
*8 Note. This etymon, which is not found outside PN, cannot be a single morpheme; hence the posited derivation.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Raakau Tree, plant (Fbg)
East Futuna Laʔakau Arbre, arbrisseau, plante (Mfr)
East Uvea ʔAkau Tree, plant Problematic (Btn)
Easter Island Raakau Arbusto euforbiáceo, de cuya semilla se extrae el aceite de ricino. Castor-oil plant. (Fts)
Emae Raakau Tree (Cpl)
Fijian Kau Tree (Cpl)
Hawaiian Laaʔau Tree, plant, forest, thicket (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Raakau Tree (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Laagau Tree; bush (Lbr)
Luangiua Laaʔau Tree (Smd)
Mangareva Raakau Tree. Arbre (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga (Puu)raakau Tree (Krk)
Marquesas ʔAkau. ʔAakau (Mtu). Akau (Lch). ʔA(a)kau (Atl). Arbre (Lch) (Dln)
Moriori Rakau Tree (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Raakau Tree (Wms)
Niuafoʔou ʔAkau Wood Borrowed (Dye)
Niuafoʔou Fuʔu/ʔakau Tree (Dye)
Niuafoʔou ʔAkau Tree Borrowed (Gry)
Niuatoputapu ʔAkau Tree, plant (Dye)
Niue Akau Tree (Sph)
Niue Laakau Shrub, plant. Borrowed (McE)
Nuguria Raakau/laakau Tree (Dvl)
Nukumanu Laakau Tree (Trt)
Pukapuka Laakau Plant, tree (Bge)
Rapa Rakau Tree (Sks)
Rarotongan Raakau Tree, bush, plant (Bse)
Rennellese Gaʔakau Tree, bush, shrub (Ebt)
Samoan Laaʔau Tree, plant (Prt)
Sikaiana Laakau Tree, plant (Dnr)
Tahitian Raaʔau Plante ou arbre. A tree; plants, herbs (Dvs). (Lmt)
Takuu Laakau, raakau Tree (generic, includes all trees, shrubs, plants, creepers and sticks) (Mle)
Tikopia Rakau Generic term for member of vegetable kingdom -- usually woody plant, including tree, shrub, herb, but not applied to root vegetables or grass (Fth)
Tokelau Laakau Tree (Sma)
Tongan ʔAkau Tree, plant (Cwd)
Tuamotu Raakau Tree, bush, plant (Stn)
Tuvalu Laakau Tree, plant (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Lakau Tree (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Laakau Tree (Grn)
West Futuna Rakau Tree, plant (Dty)
West Futuna Ga/rakau Shrubs and herbacious plants; small plant life (Dty)
West Uvea Laakau Arbre (Hmn)

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