Protoform: FAKA-QETEQETE [PN] Act with caution

Description: Act with caution
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 << PN *faka-.2, *qete-qete.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Faka/ʔeteʔete Act with caution, with care, without noise; save, economise, respect, treat gently, keep in reserve (Mfr)
East Uvea Fakaeteete Agir avec prudence, avec precaution, sans bruit (Rch)
Mangareva ʔAkaete (pl. ʔakaetete) Redouter, craindre (Rch)
Niue Fakaeteete Walk with dignity, walk evenly or smoothly. To come uninvited, to bludge, to gatecrash (refers to someone not welcome due to a bad reputation) (Sph). Uncertain Semantic Connection (McE)
Nukuoro Haga/edeede/ Balance precariously (Crl)
Pukapuka Wakaete To get out of the way to make room (Bge)
Pukapuka Wakaete/ngia To draw back, retreat (Bge)
Rennellese Haka/ʔeteʔete/ Be quiet, silent (as one under taboo); go or come quietly (Ebt)
Samoan Faʔaeteete Take care, be careful of (Prt)
Tokelau Faka/eteete/ Exercise care, be careful (Sma)
Tongan Fakaʔeteʔete Walk on tiptoe, and hence, go hunting (Cwd)
Tuvalu Fakaeteete Avoid, beware (Rby)

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