Protoform: WAELO [NP] Tail of animal or bird; long thin appendage

Description: Tail of animal or bird; long thin appendage
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian
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Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Vaero Feeler of lobster, long feathers in birds' tails (Fts)
Fijian Wailo Fish sp Problematic (Cpl)
Hawaiian Hu/elo Tail, of animal (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Vaero Feather (Clk)
Luangiua Vaelo Silver belly Uncertain Semantic Connection (Smd)
Mangareva Vero Tail of dog (Bck)
Mangareva ʔEtu/vero Comète (Rch)
Marquesas Veʔo Queue d'un animal. d'un poisson, d'une comète (Lch). (Dln)
Marquesas Hetu(u) (me te) veʔo (MQN), fetu(u) me te veʔo (MQS) Comète (Chf)
New Zealand Maori Waero Tail of a dog or other animal (Wms)
Nukuoro Vaelo A long, thin appendage (e.g. barbel or streamer rays of a fish) (Crl)
Penrhyn Vero Canoe stern (Bck)
Rarotongan U(v)ero Blaze up (fire), burst forth (sun’s rays) Problematic (Sve)
Rennellese Ika baengo Possible Wedge-tailed Blue Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus) Problematic (Ebt)
Samoan Velo The horns of a crayfish ; antenna, feeler; afterdeck of a bonito-canoe Problematic (Prt)
Tahitian Vaero The extremities, as feet, hands, &c., which in death are sometimes drawn up and darted down again suddenly (Dvs)
Tahitian ʔAero Queue des quadrupedes, des oiseaux, des raies Phonologically Irregular (Lmt)
Takuu Vaelo Small lagoon fish sp. Problematic (Mle)
Tuamotu Vaero Tail and adjacent parts of four-footed animal (Stn)
Tuvalu Velo Tail (not of fish) (Rby)
West Futuna Vairo (ANI) Pine [sc. spine?] Problematic (Cpl)
West Futuna Nosi/vero (ANI) Comet (Cpl)

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