Protoform: KALI.2 [AN] Dig, by scooping or scraping out

Description: Dig, by scooping or scraping out
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian

*1 Cf. PN *keli "dig"
*3 PCP *kari.
*4 POC *(ka)kadi "scratch up, (Bst. 1977:9).
*41 POC *kali "dig" (LPO I:123).
*6 PAN *kalih "a hole in the ground; to dig up, excavate, as tubers" (ACD).
*7 PBN *kari "to scrape" (Lvy. 1979).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Kari/kari Cuenca, concavidad, muesca, incision, rebaje (Fts)
Fijian Kari Scrape, chiefly of coconut (Cpl)
Fijian Qari Scratch or graze lightly (Cpl)
Hawaiian ʔA/ʔali Scarred, marked, grooved (Pki)
Hawaiian ʔAli Variant of `eli to dig (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Kar/afi-a Dig, as a dog with its paws (Clk)
Mangareva Kari Cicatrice; avoir des cicatrices; inflammation, blessure qui guérit difficilement (Rch)
Marquesas Kaʔi Cicatrice, couture d'une plaie (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Kari Dig, as a hole (Wms)
Raʔivavae Ari To undermine, scoop, wash out underneath, as waves undermine the shore (Stn)
Rennellese Kagi To dig, as a pit (Ebt)
Rotuman ʔAi Root up, chop off close to ground Uncertain Semantic Connection (Cwd)
Rotuman Kari To scrape, especially so as to roughen or damage Borrowed (Cwd)
Tahitian Ari Scoop earth from hole with both hands (Dvs)
Tahitian ʔAri/ʔari Mince par endroit, de diamètre irregulier (Lmt)
Tikopia Kari Eat into, nibble away, as waves at shore (Fth)
Vaeakau-Taumako Kali (trans. keli/a) Dig (Hvn)

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