Protoform: FIITAQA.A [PN] Work hard, strive, make an effort

Description: Work hard, strive, make an effort
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *fita.2

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Manihiki-Rakahanga Hiitaa To struggle, to wriggle about (Sve)
Niue Fitaa Definitely; sn emphatic affirmative, yes indeed, definitely yes. To already have done something (Sph). Uncertain Semantic Connection (McE)
Niue Faka/fitaa To help, to work (Sph)
Rotuman Fitaʔa Bestow labour on, to give care or attention to Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan Fiitaa Products of one's work (food, goods, etc.) (Mnr)
Samoan Fitaa Difficult; courageous; a steep place (Prt)
Tokelau Fiitaa (of food, goods, etc.) Products of one's striving (Sma)
Tongan Fite/fitaʔa To labour, toil (Cwd)
Tongan Fitaʔa Savage, ruthless, fierce, stopping at nothing (Cwd)
Tuvalu Fita Efforts, works (Jsn)

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