Protoform: IFI.1 [OC] Blow

Description: Blow
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*0 >> XW *moo-ifi "fizz, fart"
*1 Cf. PPN *iri “fan (n)”, *ili-fia “fan, blow”
*4 POC *ip(w)i "(wind, person) blow" (LPO II:126).
*41 PCEMP *upi "to blow" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Ifi Blow with mouth (Btn)
Fijian Uvu-ca Blow with mouth (Cpl)
New Zealand Maori Ihi Blow, of wind; make hissing or rushing noise (Wms)
Niuafoʔou Ifi/ʔi To blow [with mouth] (Gry)
Niue Ifi Blow (Sph)
Samoan Ifi Blow smoke (Prt)
Tongan Ifi Blow with mouth (Cwd)
Tongan Ifi To blow (Mar)
West Futuna Ifi-a, e/ifi-a, a/ifi-a To blow; to puff (of wind) (Dty)

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