Reconstruction:Proto-Polynesian/fafine

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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 *vavine, from Proto-Oceanic *papine, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *babinahi, from Proto-Austronesian *bahi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*fafine[1]

  1. woman

Descendants[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Alternatively, split into fafine (Samoic-Outlier and Tongic) and wahine (Eastern Polynesian).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ross Clark and Simon J. Greenhill, editors (2011), “FAFINE”, in POLLEX-Online: The Polynesian Lexicon Project Online[1]
  2. ^ Ross Clark and Simon J. Greenhill, editors (2011), “WAHINE”, in POLLEX-Online: The Polynesian Lexicon Project Online[2]