Protoform: RAQA-KAU [PN] Wood, tree

Description: Wood, tree
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, wood, stick (Fbg)
East Futuna Laʔakau Arbre, arbrisseau; bois, plante (Mfr)
East Uvea Laʔakau A kind of club (Rch)
East Uvea ʔAkau Tree, plant, wood Problematic (Btn)
Easter Island Raʔakau Castor oil plant (Fts)
Easter Island Raʔau Medicine, drug; cure, heal Borrowed (Wbr)
Emae Raakau Tree (Cpl)
Fijian Kau Tree, piece of wood, stick (Cpl)
Hawaiian Laaʔau Wood, tree, plant, timber, forest, stick, thicket, club (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Raakau Tree, wood (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Laagau Tree; stick, pole; log; bush (Lbr)
Luangiua Laaʔau Tree, wood (Smd)
Mangareva Rakau Wood, timber, tree (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga (Puu)raakau Tree (Krk)
Marquesas ʔAkau Bois (Dln)
Moriori Rakau Tree (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Raakau Wood, tree, timber, stick, spar, mast (Wms)
Niuafoʔou ʔAkau Wood Borrowed (Dye)
Niuafoʔou Fuʔu/ʔakau Tree (Dye)
Niuatoputapu ʔAkau Tree, plant (Dye)
Niue Akau Wood, tree (Sph)
Niue Laakau Shrub, plant Borrowed (McE)
Nuguria Raakau/laakau Tree, wood (material), log, stick (Dvl)
Nukumanu Laakau Tree; piece of wood (Trt)
Nukuoro Laagau Wood (Crl)
Penrhyn Raakau Stick, wood (Sta)
Pukapuka Laakau Plant, tree, stick, wood, weapon (Bge)
Rapa Rakau Tree; medicine. Remedies (Grn). (Sks)
Rarotongan Raakau Wood, tree, shrub, plant, pole, rod, stick, weapon (Bse)
Rennellese Gaʔakau Tree, bush, shrub, log, stick (Ebt)
Samoan Laaʔau Wood, tree, plant (Prt)
Sikaiana Laakau Plant (Dnr)
Tahitian Raaʔau Plante ou arbre; bois (matière), en bois (Lmt)
Takuu Laakau, raakau Tree (generic, includes all trees, shrubs, plants, creepers and sticks) (Mle)
Tikopia Rakau Wood, tree, timber, stick (Fth)
Tokelau Laakau Tree, wood, stick (Sma)
Tongan ʔAkau Tree, plant (Cwd)
Tuamotu Raakau Wood, tree, bush, plant, stick, twig, log (Stn)
Tuvalu Aakau Tree, stick, plant, penis (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Lakau Tree, stick, tool (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Laakau Tree, stick (Grn)
West Futuna Rakau Tree, plant ; club, killing stick; wood, lumber, timber (Dty)
West Futuna Ga/rakau Shrubs and herbacious plants; small plant life (Dty)
West Uvea Laakau Arbre, bois; morceau de bois; perche pour cueiller les fruits [Heo Dialect] (Hmn)

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