Protoform: WALI.2 [NP] Mushy, watery, muddy

Description: Mushy, watery, muddy
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian
Notes:

*1 Cf. EP *wari "menstrual blood"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Vari/vari Viscous, semi-solid as jelly, pudding (Fbg)
Easter Island Veri/veri Mojarse pasando por chascos (to get wet going through puddles) Problematic (Fts)
Hawaiian Wali Fine, mashed, soft, powdery, thin, as poi (Pki)
Mangareva Vari/vari Mou, flexible. Soft, pasty, sticky (Tgr). (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Vari Mud (Krk)
Marquesas Vaʔi Mix into paste (I) (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Wari Watery, of potatoes spoiled by frost (Wms)
Penrhyn Vari Mud (Sta)
Penrhyn Vari/vari Muddy (Sta)
Pukapuka Vali/vali Soft, spongy (of coconut) (Mta)
Rarotongan Vari Mud, dirt, slush (Sve)
Rotuman Varvari An immature stage of coconut (Cwd)
Tahitian Vari Earth, mud, dirt, filth of any kind; to be dirtied, befouled (Dvs)
Tahitian Vari Terre meuble, boue, vase; boueux (Lmt)
Tikopia Vali/vali Soft, weak, limp, feeble (Fth)
Tokelau Vali/valia Mushy, of food (Sma)
Tuamotu Vari/vari Watery, of sand or soil (Stn)
Tuamotu Vari/ŋa A marsh (Stn)

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