Protoform: FAQAO [PN] Seize, take by force, rob

Description: Seize, take by force, rob
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*4 POC *paqaRo(k)(-i) 'snatch, seize, rob' (LPO V:467).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Faau To grab something (Fbg)
East Uvea Faʔao Prendre par force, usurper, s’emparer de (Rch)
Hawaiian Hao Scoop, dish or pick up; to grasp, gouge, pillage, plunder, loot; robber (Pki)
Mangareva ʔAo Se jeter sur (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Whao-a, whao/na-ia Seize, snatch (Sve)
Marquesas Fao (MQS), hao (MQN) Piller, enlever, ravager, sacager, voler, prendred de force. Attraper, atteindre (Dln). Steal (Mtu). (Lch)
Marquesas Fáou To scramble or plunder (Crk)
New Zealand Maori Whaaoo Take greedily, devour (Wms)
Niue Fo/foo Take something without permission. To rob, take by force, capture, abduct (McE). To take violently (Wms). (Sph)
Rarotongan ʔAo Snatch, take away by force, confiscate (Bse)
Rennellese Fa’ao Take, capture, snatch, rob (Ebt)
Samoan Fao Seize, take violently, rob snatch, seize, grab (Prt)
Tokelau Faao Seize, snatch; rob, deprive (Sma)
Tongan Faʔao Seize and take by force, confiscate, wrest from (Cwd)
Tuvalu F/fao Steal, snatch, seize, grab, take by force (Rby)

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