Protoform: FITI.1A [MP] Fillip, flick with finger, spring up, jerk round, flip over, turn somersault

Description: Fillip, flick with finger, spring up, jerk round, flip over, turn somersault
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*0 >> PN *taa-fiti.a "somersault, leap over", CE *ma-fiti, *fiti-rere, *koo-fiti "pick out"
*3 PEO *pi(n)ti.
*5 PMP *bitik "snare, noose trap; spring up suddenly, jerk up (as a fishing line or noose trap)"; *pi(n)tik "throb, beat", *peCik "snap, as the fingers or a slingshot" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Bugotu Pidi Spring, rebound (Ivs)
East Futuna Fiti Fillip, flick with fingers (Bgs)
Emae Fiti Jump, move very quickly (Cpl)
Fijian Vidi Spring up (Cpl)
Kapingamarangi Hidi Leap v. (Lbr)
Luangiua Hiki Race, running in sea Uncertain Semantic Connection (Smd)
Mangareva ʔIti Jump, start. Sauter (puces); changer brusquement de sujet, la manière de parler; venir sur l'entrefaite, survenir (se dit des pensées qui survennient à l'esprit) (Rch)
Marquesas Taka/hiti (MQN), taʔa/fiti (MQS) Se débattre, se démener, se tourner et se retourner sur sa natte (Lch)
Moriori Hiti Spring (v) (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Whiti Jump, start; cross over, change (Wms)
Nggela Vindi Spring up (Fox)
Niue Fiti To flip over. To fillip (Tgr). Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sph)
Nukuoro Hidi de mamu dunu Curling up of fish (when cooked) (Crl)
Penrhyn Fiitii To fillip by the index finger Phonologically Irregular (Sta)
Pukapuka Witi To be upset at words spoken Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sby)
Pukapuka Witi/witi To jump on someone for wrongs done Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sby)
Raʔivavae Hiti To start, make a sudden movement (Stn)
Rotuman Fiti Start with surprise Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan Fiti Spring up (Prt)
Sikaiana Hiti Escape, lose grip of Problematic (Dnr)
Tahitian Hiti/mahuta Sursauter, tressaillir (Lmt)
Takuu Fiti Shift, move (Hwd)
Takuu Hiti (pl. ffiti) Race on foot through shallow water Uncertain Semantic Connection (Mle)
Takuu Hiti Shifted, moved, risen, protruding, (of a disease) spread to another person (Mle)
Takuu Moe/fiti Toss and turn in sleep (Hwd)
Tikopia Fiti Spring (Fth)
Tokelau Fiti Flick, bounce, leap, jump (Sma)
Tongan Mohe/fisi/ Toss in one's sleep (Cwd)
Tongan Taka/fisi/, ʔaka/fisi/ Jerk about convulsively (Cwd)
Tongan Fichi To fillip, to snap with the fingers (Mar)
Tuamotu Hiti Spring up, leap over (Stn)
Tuvalu Fiti/fiti Roll over and over, flap like a fish (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Vihi, visi Jump, bound (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Vi/vihi/a Knock at (door) (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Tu/vihi Bound, return, ricochet [Taumako Dialect] Problematic (Hvn)
West Futuna Taka/fitSi/fitSi (ANI) To jump (of fish or fowl) (Cpl)
West Uvea Fiti/fiti Budge, move. Roll on ground [Muli Dialect]. (Fish) flip around on sand [Heo Dialect] (Hmn)

37 entries found

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