Protoform: FASI.A [OC] Split, cleave: *fa((q)a)si

Description: Split, cleave: *fa((q)a)si
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*0 >> PN *ma-fasi, NP *wasi
*1 Cf. PN *faqa.3 “burst, split open”, *faqa-si “side”
*3 PEO *vazi "split lengthwise" (Gty. 1983).
*4 POC *p(w)asi "cut up, cut off, cut lengthwise" (LPO I:250).
*5 PMP *bad'i` "keil" (Dpf. 1938).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Pai, paai, paaii To split up or divide a unitary object (Fbg)
Anuta Vai/ia Sever, break apart, split (of outrigger) Phonologically Irregular (Fbg)
Anuta Pa(a)/pai To split an object; to divide objects into two or more groups; to break, to destroy (Fbg)
East Uvea Fahi Fendre (Rch)
Emae Faaia Couper une feuille en son centre pour faire nattes [ou] paniers Problematic (Rve)
Emae Faia Diviser (une feuille de coco) Problematic (Rve)
Fijian Vasi-a Split firewood (Cpl)
Fijian Baasi To break a thing (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Fasi/a To split (Clk)
Niuafoʔou (Ta)fahi To split (Gry)
Rotuman Pasi Split, divide lengthwise (Cwd)
Samoan Faasi To split (Prt)
Tongan Fahi Split, chop in two (Cwd)
Tongan Fahe, fahe-fahe To split, to rend, cracked, broken, separated off (Mar)
Vaeakau-Taumako Hai/a Break off a part of something (Hvn)
Waya Basi Break, split, tear off (Ply)
West Futuna Fasi-a To split cleanly, as in tearing a leaf in two, splitting a coconut, snapping a twig, splitting firewood; to split something in two (Dty)

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