Protoform: FII-TIKI [PN] Tie, bind

Description: Tie, bind
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. CE *tiki.3, PN *fihi 'tangled'
*8 Note: the root *tiki.3 appears to be supported only by MAO tikitiki "girdle, topknot" but cf. puutiki, hootiki and HAW haaki`i, muuki`i, naaki`i, niiki`i all meaning "tie".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Hiikiʔi Tie, bind (Pki)
Marquesas Hitiki, kitiki (MQN), fitiʔi, kitiʔi (MQS), ʔitiʔi, ʔitiki, Lier, attacher, nouer (Lch)
Moriori Hitiki Thick places Problematic (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Whiitiki-tia Tie, bind (Wms)
Niue Fitikia Be entangled (Sph)
Penrhyn Hiitiki Tie (Sta)
Rarotongan ʔIitiki-a, -ʔia, -na Tie on around or up, tie a knot, bind, tether (Bse)
Tahitian Fitii A family, relations of a person Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dvs)
Tokelau Fiitiki Two coconuts tied together; tie in bunches, bind together (Sma)
Tuamotu Hiitiki Tie, bind (Stn)

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