Protoform: WEU.1 [CE] A fringe on material

Description: A fringe on material
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian
Notes:

*8 Note. The earlier entry included meanings like "disordered"as cognate. These are now considered to form a separate etymon *weu.2 .

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Veuveu To fringe, make a fringe on material Problematic (Mfr)
Easter Island Veu Roots of certain plants (kuumara, yam) Problematic (Fts)
Hawaiian Weu/weu Fluffy; bushy or fuzzy (as a beard); herbage, grass, greenery (Pki)
Marquesas Veu Bout, extrémité des feuilles de cocotier (Lch)
New Zealand Maori Weu Fibre, rootlet; single hair; tuft of hair used ritually (Wms)
Penrhyn Veu Tassel-decoration, loose ends for fans and hats (Sta)
Pukapuka Veu/veu An end that sticks out of plaiting (Mta)
Rennellese Beu To bend down, as a banana bunch Problematic (Ebt)
Tahitian Veu Downy hair, a woolly kind of hair, a sort of fringe on the border of a garment; the downy hair of a dog; to have a downy or shaggy border (Dvs)
Tahitian Veu/veu Bord effrangé d'un tissu (Lmt)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ve/veu Torn edge of something, worn out piece or rand [sic] of something Problematic (Hvn)

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