Protoform: RAU.1 [PN] A kind of net made of coconut fronds

Description: A kind of net made of coconut fronds
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *lau.1 "leaf"
*3 PCP *rau "dragline, scareline, made from rope and coconut leaves" (LPO I:216).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Fijian Yara/rau/ Net made of coconut leaves (Cpl)
Hawaiian Lau Seine net (Pki)
Mangareva Rau Net of coconut leaves (Jnu)
New Zealand Maori Rau Catch, as in a net (Wms)
Nukuoro Ga/lau/na A big net for fishing, requiring several persons to manipulate (Crl)
Nukuoro Rau/rau A net (Crn)
Penrhyn Rau Net of Coconut leaves (Sta)
Rapa Rau Leaf rope (old term) Problematic (Sks)
Rarotongan Rau Net with net of coconut leaves (Bse)
Rotuman Rou/ vao Cast net (Cwd)
Samoan Lau One unit (or several units) of a communald fishing device (lauloa) consisting of 18 to 24 ft. lengths of fau bast to which coconut-palm leaves are attached at intervals (Prt)
Sikaiana Lau Strain through a cloth (Dnr)
Tahitian Rau Pêcher avec des feuilles assemblées en forme de filets (Aca)
Tikopia Rau To sweep with net (Fth)
Tokelau Lau Line of beaters in a fish drive (Sma)
Tongan Au Fishing net made of long vine and coconut leaves (Cwd)
Tuamotu Rau Catch in net (Stn)
Tupuaki Rau-ere A fishing net, made by twisting together leaves of the coconut... (Atn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Lau Traditional way of fishing with a long line with coconut leaves attached to it and with a number of people taking part (Hvn)

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