Appendix:Proto-Polynesian/au

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This Proto-Polynesian entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Polynesian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *(i-)au, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)aku.

Pronoun[edit]

*au

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *qaʀus, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *qaʀus, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *qaʀus, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qaʀus.

Noun[edit]

*au

  1. current (water)
Descendants[edit]
  • Nuclear Polynesian
    • Ellicean – Eastern Polynesian
      • Tuvalu – Eastern Polynesian
        • Eastern Polynesian – Northern Outlier