Protoform: FAQI [NP] Rite, perform ritual: *fa(q)i

Description: Rite, perform ritual: *fa(q)i
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *fai 'make, do'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Fai/laulau Religious festival, rite . sacrifice, immolation Problematic (Gzl)
East Uvea Fai laulau Sacrifice paien Problematic (Rch)
Easter Island Haʔi To give a gift to celebrate party (Fts)
Hawaiian Hai Offering, sacrifice; to offer, sacrifice (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Hai/nga a mee Wedding feast (Lbr)
Mangareva ʔAi/ʔai Présage, augure, conjecture; signe, mesure quelconque, mètre; châtiment, correction (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Fai. Whai. Perform religious ritual, call up (god). A sacred ceremony; to offer up prayers, or incantations; ceremony of removing tapu (Sve). (Bck)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Fai/nga Eating place Uncertain Semantic Connection (Bck)
Marquesas Hai/ka (MQN). Haʔi/ka (Atl). Chant païen exécuté par les tuhuka; potion, médicine, remède (Dln)
Marquesas Hai, fai Célébrer une fête. Fêter, célébrer, solemniser. (Dln)
Marquesas Phoi eng Worship (Rbs)
Marquesas Hié/ka (NKH) A religious ceremony (Crk)
Marquesas Faí/na Battre des mains (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Whai Perform (rite or incantation) (Wms)
Penrhyn Hai To pray; incantation accompanied with the movements of legs, arms and of the spear; incantation to frighten away the evil spirits from inside a marae. Dedicate (as a house, canoe) (Rmn). (Sta)
Penrhyn Hai/nga Big function, feast (Sta)
Pukapuka Vai Cursing chant or rite Phonologically Irregular (Sby)
Rarotongan ʔAi Be dedicated or consecrated (of monument, church, or public building) (Bse)
Rarotongan ʔAʔai Remove taboo (Bse)
Rennellese Haʔi/tunga Sacred house in cult grounds or other house used for worship Problematic (Ebt)
Samoan Fai Do, speak Problematic (Prt)
Tahitian Fai A certain Tahitian curse or imprecation; the name of a part of the offering which the priests used to eat in the marae (Dvs)
Tahitian Hai/a. Haai/ʔa (Aca). A prayer for a person poisoned with fish. Prière pour une personne empoisonnée par le poisson (Aca). (Dvs)
Tongan Fai Perform (speech, song, dance, etc.) Problematic (Cwd)
Tuamotu Fai To bewitch, to injure by charms, spells; to pronounce a charm (Stn)

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