Protoform: ENE.1 [PN] Do tentatively or carefully: *(faka)ene(ene)

Description: Do tentatively or carefully: *(faka)ene(ene)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Ene First attempts of an infant to move, to draw up knees and push elbows, to crawl, creep (Pki)
New Zealand Maori Whaka/ene/ene Dawdle (Wms)
Niue Ene/ene To be careful, guarded (Wms)
Niue Faka/ene/ene Cautious, careful; (sit) still (Sph)
Rennellese Ene/ene To treat carefully or spoil, as a favourite child (Ebt)
Tahitian Ene To approach near or too near (Dvs)
Tongan (Ene)ene To be on the point of doing something but to refrain from actually doing it (Cwd)
Tongan Faka/ene/ene To deal with in a hesitating way, not acting firmly lest some harm or damage might be done thereby (Cwd)
Tongan Faka/ene Ménager, traiter doucement (Btn)

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