Protoform: FAFALI [PN] Scoop up waste, wipe after defecation: *fa(fa)li

Description: Scoop up waste, wipe after defecation: *fa(fa)li
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *faqelu "wipe anus"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Fafali Excrement on anus after defecation, dag (Bgs)
East Uvea Fafali S'essuyer le derriere avec quelque chose de mou (se dit pour les femmes) (Btn)
Fijian Vali Detach fish from hook, meat from shellfish, shellfish off rocks; separate, disentangle (Cpl)
Kapingamarangi Haali Shovel, scoop up (Lbr)
Luangiua Hali Baby's faeces, mess; clean up (Smd)
Niue Fali Wipe up (e.g. faeces) (Sph)
Niue Fafali Clear away, wipe off, wash out (McE)
Nukuoro Hhali Scoop up (of solids only) (Crl)
Rennellese Hahagi Wrap up (as excreta of children); sweep up (Ebt)
Samoan Fafali Wipe after defecating (Prt)
Sikaiana Hhali Scoop up faeces or vomit (usually with a coconut shell) (Sps)
Takuu Ffali Clean up excrement, wipe after defecation (Hwd)
Takuu F/fari Scoop up faeces or vomit; wipe the bottom after defecating (Mle)
Tikopia Fali Pick up to get rid of (as ordure etc.) in leaf wrapper; pick up small objects Phonologically Irregular (Fth)

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