Protoform: FAFAI [PN] Scrape or shave smooth

Description: Scrape or shave smooth
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Fafai Raser, tondre, polir (Rch)
Niue (Fa)fai Break off and remove (esp. leaves from stem, or new growth from tree) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sph)
Pukapuka Wawai To completely harvest a taro patch Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sby)
Rarotongan Aʔai To lift, remove Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sve)
Rennellese Hahai To chip smooth or plane, as a canoe (Ebt)
Samoan Fafai Scrape Paper Mulberry or Hibiscus fibres with a shell scraper (Prt)
Takuu Ffai Gut a fish; clean a fish prior to cooking or eating raw; remove contents of turtle's intestines... Uncertain Semantic Connection (Mle)
Tongan Fafai Shave the head (Cwd)

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