Protoform: FITI-RERE [CE] Be startled; start in surprise (Clk)

Description: Be startled; start in surprise (Clk)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

*0 << PN *fiti "spring up", *lele "fly, jump"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Hikilele Jump or start from shock (Pki)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Poo/hitirere Surprised (Krk)
Marquesas Hitiʔeʔe Tressaillir de joie (Dln)
Penrhyn Poo/hitirere Be surprised, as in a shock (Sta)
Raʔivavae Hitirere To be dumbfounded, taken completely by surprise; as by unexpected ill-news (Stn)
Rarotongan Iti-rere Be startled; rise up with a sudden start (Bse)
Tahitian Hitirere To start, move suddenly, as by surprise (Dvs)

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