Protoform: ISI [OC] Peel off, strip, split: *(qh)isi

Description: Peel off, strip, split: *(qh)isi
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*1 Cf. PPN *sisi.3 "scoop out, gouge out (as meat from coconut)". While the meanings are quite distinct, there appears to have been some influence between these two (cf particularly REN, MFA).
*4 POC *(s)isi "scoop out (flesh from coconut +); peel off (skin, bark +)" (LPO I:164,166,256); *Risi(q) "remove by tearing, tear or peel off (bark +) in long narrow strips" (LPO I:257).
*41 PCEMP *isi "peel, strip off; scrape (coconut)" (ACD); *sisi "peel off (skin, bark +)".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Isi Scier; marquer; faire un trait (Mfr)
East Uvea ʔIhi Couper, fendre (Rch)
Easter Island Ihi/ihi Tear (Fts)
Easter Island Ihi Tear (intentionally) (vt) (Wbr)
Fijian Isi Cut lengthwise; tear off inner bark (Cpl)
Hawaiian Ihi Strip, peel, tear off, remove (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Si/isi (vi), siia (vt) Cut out coconut meat, make copra (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Ihi Peel off in long strips, as of bark (Lbr)
Mangareva ʔIʔi Peel. Ecorcher, enlever la peau, la croûte d'une plaie, d'un mal (Rch)
Mangareva Ko/ʔiʔi Feuilles non mûres, jeunes feuilles du taro Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
Marquesas Ihi Peler; oter l'ecorce des fruit ou des plantes. Enlever la peau (Lch). (Dln)
Marquesas Éihhe To peel roasted breadfruit with a piece of bamboo cane (Crk)
New Zealand Maori Ihi Split, divide, separate, peel bark off a tree (Wms)
Niue I/ihi To split lengthwise (vt) (Sph)
Nukuoro Isi Peel off in long thin strips (Crl)
Pukapuka Yiyii To slit, to strip or peel. Rip off, peel (in one movement) (Sby) (Bge)
Raʔivavae Ihi ? To expose; (Es) The membrum virile glande nuda Uncertain Semantic Connection (Stn)
Rennellese Isi Scoop, scrape, as coconut meat from shell (Ebt)
Samoan Isi Split (of wood etc.) (Prt)
Sikaiana Isi To peel (Dnr)
Takuu Isi Skin, peel off or remove the skin or bark of something in a single piece or in long strips using a knife (Mle)
Tuamotu Ihi Strip, tear off with teeth (Stn)
Tuvalu I/isi To split wood, to slice lengthwise (Rby)
Tuvalu Ihi Split (Rby)
Tuvalu Ihi/ihi Tear into strips (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ie/ia Tear (paper, leaves, etc.) (Hvn)
West Uvea Isi-a Fendre (Hmn)
West Uvea Is/isi Couper, fendre (Hmn)

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