Protoform: WAI-WAI [PN] Weak, watery

Description: Weak, watery
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
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Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Vaivai Weak (Chl)
Marquesas Ke/vai Flexible, souple, libre, mobile, pliant, mobilité (Dln)
Marquesas Pae hu, ear’vi’vi Supple, flexible (Rbs)
Niue Va/vai Spongy, rubbery (of taro) (Sph)
Nuguria Vaivai (pl. vvai) Juicy (Dvl)
Nuguria Vaivai Schwach, müde (Ths)
Nukuoro Vaivai Watery (Crl)
Pukapuka Vaivai Soft, muddy (Bge)
Rotuman Vaivai Flexible, easily bent (Cwd)
Samoan Vaaivai Watery, as thin gruel (Prt)
Tikopia Vaivai Watery, of food > (Fth)
Tokelau Vaivai Soft, tender (Sma)
Tongan Vaivai Weak (of tea etc.), mild (of cheese); lose, be beaten, in subjection; pale (of colours) (Cwd)
Tongan Vy-vy Weak, debilitated, faint (Mar)
Tuvalu Vaivai Dilute with water (Rby)
West Uvea Taitai Aqueux Problematic (Hmn)

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