Reconstruction:Proto-Nuclear Polynesian/manu

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This Proto-Nuclear 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-Nuclear Polynesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian [Term?], from Proto-Oceanic [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *manuk, from Proto-Austronesian *manuk.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈma.nu/

Noun[edit]

*manu

  1. flying bird

Descendants[edit]

  • Eastern Polynesian:
  • Kapingamarangi: manuk
  • Samoan: manu