Reconstruction:Proto-Polynesian/wai

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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[edit]

From Proto-Central Pacific *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*wai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Descendants[edit]

  • Proto-Nuclear Polynesian: *wai
    • Proto-Eastern Polynesian: *wai
      • Central–Eastern Polynesian
        • Marquesic
          • Hawaiian: wai
          • Mangarevan: vai
          • North Marquesan: vai
        • Tahitic
      • Rapa Nui: vai
    • Samoic–Outlier
  • Tongic