Protoform: WAA-WAA.3 [NP] Spread out, separated by intervals; not close together, not tight (of a joint or closure): *wa(a)wa(a)

Description: Spread out, separated by intervals; not close together, not tight (of a joint or closure): *wa(a)wa(a)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian
Notes:

*0 < PN *waa.2

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Vavaa For crops to be planted spread out from each other (Fbg)
Mangareva Vaavaa Déchiré (vêtements); se fendre, se fendiller Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
Marquesas Ta/vavaa Disperser de côté et d'autre, s'en aller chacun de son côté, éparpiller Uncertain Semantic Connection (Lch)
Marquesas Vava Crevassé, qui perd de l'eau par les fentes (Lch)
Moriori Wawa Scattering (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Wawaa Scattered, separated, distributed (Wms)
Nukuoro Vava Leaky (Crl)
Nukuoro Vava de gede Forgetful (esp. with increasing age) (Crl)
Nukuoro Vava de gudu Talkative, indiscreet (Crl)
Penrhyn Vaavaa To be at intervals (Sta)
Pukapuka Vaavaa Spaced far apart (Bge)
Rarotongan Vaavaa Spaced out, well apart; gaps, spaces (Bse)
Tikopia Vava Gaping (applied e.g. to a wide joint in timber (Fth)
Tuvalu Vaavaa To be placed at a distance, spacious (Jsn)
Tuvalu Vaavaa, vava Apart, different (Rby)
Tuvalu Vava mamao = vaavaa mamao Far different (Rby)

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