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Hiri MotuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Motu ranu, from Proto-Oceanic [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *danum, from Proto-Austronesian *daNum.

NounEdit

ranu

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Comparative Austronesian Dictionary
  • Riall W. Nolan, Bushwalking in Papua New Guinea (1983), page 133

JavaneseEdit

NounEdit

ranu

  1. lake

MalagasyEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Austronesian *daNum.

NounEdit

ranu

  1. (Bushi) water

ReferencesEdit


MotuEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

ranu

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • A Comparative Vocabulary of the Dialects of British New Guinea (1895)
  • Blust's Comparative Austronesian Dictionary

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ranu

  1. dative singular of rano

Wuvulu-AuaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Austronesian *daNum.

NounEdit

ranu

  1. (Aua) water

ReferencesEdit

  • Comparative Austronesian Dictionary
  • Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian Languages of Western Melanesia (1988): POC *dranum 'water' > PAd *dranu > Aua ranu, Wuvulu xanu