Protoform: FITA.1 [OC] Firmly tied

Description: Firmly tied
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*4 POC *pwita "snare; tie by encircling, ensnare (LPO I:228,291).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
New Zealand Maori Whita Firm, secure, fast (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Whi/whita/ Fasten, lash (Wms)
Niue Pita Put together, make up. Problematic (Sph)
Tahitian Vita Tied, well-tied, fast bound Phonologically Irregular (Dvs)
Tokelau Fi/fita/ Be too tight (of garments) (Sma)
Waya (Y)a/vita Make a housewall by lashing reeds; reeds lashed in wall of house (Ply)

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