Protoform: ALA [PN] Touch, take in hand

Description: Touch, take in hand
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*5 PAN *alap 'fetch, get, take' (ACD)

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Ala(ala) Palper, toucher, porter la main sur, caresser (Rch)
East Uvea Alasi Toucher, arracher (e.g. ignames) (Rch)
Samoan Ala/faga A morning angling (Prt)
Samoan Ala/fia To be hurt by joining in another’s quarrel, or through one’s own fault Uncertain Semantic Connection (Prt)
Tongan Ala Put out one’s hand; touch, finger or meddle with (ki); to put one’s hand to the work, to take an active part in it (Cwd)
Tongan Alasi Touch or meddle with (something that one is anxious no-one should touch) (Cwd)
Tongan Ala(fi) To gather or catch with the hands (certain kinds of shellfish and small crabs) (Cwd)
Tongan Ala/fia (of a woman) To be married; not to be a virgin (Cwd)
Tuvalu Ala/fia To perceive (the underlying cause, or hidden meaning) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Jsn)

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