Protoform: AALAI [PN] Screen; obstruct, block: *(q)aala(q)i

Description: Screen; obstruct, block: *(q)aala(q)i
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PPN *qaa "wall, fence".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Aalai Screen (Pki)
Mangareva Aarai Put obstacle in path, prevent, stop, shield. Guerrier au premier rang en combat; obstacle; empêcher, retenir, mettre obstacle (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Arai To prohibit; something prohibited (Bck)
Moriori Arai Barricade (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Aarai Screen (Wms)
Niue Alai-a Obstruct, stop up, block (McE)
Penrhyn Aarai Hinder; curtain (Sta)
Pukapuka Aalai That which wards off, protects or defends as barrier; reef, in the sense of the outside reef considered as warding off the sea and protecting the land; reef heads and barriers in the lagoon (Bge)
Raʔivavae Aarai To ward off, keep or push back from, prevent the approach of; to screen off, interpose and obstruction...protect, shield; to mediate (Stn)
Rarotongan Aarai Screen (Bse)
Tahitian Aarai Protect. S' interposer, empêcher (Lmt). (Wte)
Tokelau Aalai Reef inside the lagoon (Sma)
Tuamotu Aarai Screen v (Stn)
Tuvalu Aalai Fence; cut off fugitive with pincer movement ; wall (Rby)

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