Protoform: KAKU.1 [PN] Approach, attempt

Description: Approach, attempt
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Kaku Parvenir, arriver à (Mfr)
East Uvea Kaku Arriver, aboutir, atteindre (Rch)
East Uvea Kaku/sia Etre presque arrivé (Rch)
Fijian Kaku To seize, clutch with the hand Uncertain Semantic Connection (Cpl)
Marquesas Pa/kaʔu (MQS), pa/kaku (MQN) Atteindre le but, frapper le but, toucher, heurter; parvenir aux oreilles (Lch)
Marquesas Paa/kaaʔu no he ʔoutu (MQS) Heurter (un bateau); run into (Chf)
Niue Kaku/kaku To try to do something (in which one is unskilled); to attemps swimming (of a non-swimmer). (Sph)
Nukuoro Gagu Well-mannered Uncertain Semantic Connection (Crl)
Penrhyn Kaku To regret Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sta)
Rarotongan Kaku Beg, entreat for something; long for (nostalgically) Problematic (Bse)
Rennellese Haka/kaku To grow slowly, as a child; to be immature; to delay (Ebt)
Rennellese Heʔe kaku/tia To be weary, tired, unable (Ebt)
Samoan ʔAʔu Meet, reach, join up, be extended to, spread over (Prt)
Samoan ʔAʔu Attend, be present, take part; meet, reach, join up [of two things or parts of a thing] (Mnr)
Tikopia Kaku Speak gutturally, or with an impediment Uncertain Semantic Connection (Fth)
Tongan Kaaku/nga To approach to some extent (in a comparative sense); to be somewhat closely related (Cwd)
Tuvalu Kaku To touch (of fingers when something is encircled by hands) (Rby)
Tuvalu Kaku Touch (of fingertips, when an object is encircled by hands or arms) (Rby)

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