Protoform: FISI [OC] Entangled

Description: Entangled
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*1 Cf. PN *fihi, *fifi.2a, *wisi.
'*4 POC *pisi "bind up, tie up, wind round, wrap" (LPO I:292).
*8 If, as seems likely, PPN *h and *s between like vowels fell together as *s in SO, this form is ambiguous.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Piti/piti Difficult in the extreme, used especially with respect to worship and church related matters Uncertain Semantic Connection (Fbg)
East Uvea Fihi, fi/fihi, fihi/fihi Entrelacé, frisé, embarrassé (Rch)
East Uvea Fihi/a Occupé (Rch)
East Uvea Fihi/ʔaga Obstacle, empêchement (obs) (Rch)
Fijian Vici Bind, coil, roll up (Cpl)
Samoan Fisi Entwine (as a vine round a stick) (Prt)
Tikopia Fisi Tangled, troubled (Fth)
Tikopia Fisi/fisi Tangled up, difficult, irritated (Fth)

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