Protoform: FAQA-I [PN] To open wide

Description: To open wide
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 << PN *faqa.3 "burst, split open"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Faai Faire ouvrir la bouche ou le bec pour y mettre quelque chose . Problematic (Gzl)
East Uvea Faʔai Fendre, ouvrir, separer (Btn)
Emae Faai/a Split coconut leaf for plaiting (Clk)
Niue Faai Extract; to open (as one's legs) . To open (as the eye with a finger) (McE)
Tikopia Faai Split, cut open, cut lengthwise (Fth)
Tongan Faʔai To stretch open, open too widely, as a door (Cwd)
Tuvalu Faai Break (vt) an object such as coconut, head, canoe (Rby)

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