Protoform: FAA-FAA [PN] Feel, touch, grope

Description: Feel, touch, grope
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Faafaa Feel, touch (Mfr)
East Uvea Faafaa Toucher, palper (I) (Rch)
Easter Island Haahaa Touch with care; feel one`s way. Feel (examining, registering) (Wbr). (Fts)
Easter Island Poo/haahaa Darkness; obscure (Wbr)
Fijian Vaa Tread softly Problematic (Hkt)
Hawaiian Haahaa Feel with hands (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Haahaa Feel about in the dark, grope (Lbr)
Luangiua Haahaa Pat, touch (Smd)
Mangareva ʔAaʔaa Chercher son père, sa mère Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Wha/wha To assist, to take a hand or share in performing a work (Sve)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Whaa(whaa) Feel, grope, meddle with; handle, manipulate (Sve)
Marquesas Haha (MQN), fafa (MQS) Feel with hands. Tâtonner, chercher en tatonnant; tâter de, essayer; sonder. Tâter avec la main (Atl). (Dln)
Marquesas Fafa (MQS), haha (MQN) Tâtonner, chercher avec la main comme un aveugle; sonder Borrowed (Lch)
Moriori Whawha Lay hold of, take (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Whaawhaa Feel with hands. (Wms)
Niue Faafaa Look out for someone, reconnoitre. Find out, check (Sph). Uncertain Semantic Connection (McE)
Nuguria Haahaa Touch, feel (in darkness) (Dvl)
Nukuoro Haahaa Search for in dark using hands only (Crl)
Penrhyn Haahaa Touch, feel with the hands. Groping (method of night fishing) (Bck). (Sta)
Pukapuka Waawaa Grope, or feel round in the dark (Mta)
Raʔivavae Haahaa To feel, grope about (Stn)
Rarotongan ʔAaʔaa Feel with the hands, grope (Bse)
Rennellese Haahaa To grope, feel (Ebt)
Sikaiana Haahaa Feel, touch (Sps)
Tahitian Faafaa Toucher, palper; sonder les intentions de quelqu'un (Lmt)
Takuu Faafaa Touch with the hands, feel, grope (Hwd)
Takuu Haahaa Touch with the hand, feel around for something, grope (Mle)
Tikopia Faafaa Grope (Fth)
Tokelau Faafaa Feel with hands or feet, grope; massage (Sma)
Tongan Faa(faa) Feel with hands (Cwd)
Tongan Fá-fá To feel, to grope about (Mar)
Tuamotu Faafaa Feel with fingers (Stn)
Tuamotu Haahaa Feel with fingers (Stn)
Tuvalu Faafaa Feel for, grope for, touch (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Hahaa Search for, look for something you do not know where is (Hvn)
West Uvea Faafaa(kia) Tâtonner, chercher sans voir (Hmn)

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