Protoform: KANA.2 [CE] Stare at; give the evil eye

Description: Stare at; give the evil eye
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

*1 Cf. CK *mata-kana

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian ʔAna/aʔanaa Black magic; to practice black magic (Pki)
Mangaia Kana Glare, stare wildly (Chn)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Kana Priest Uncertain Semantic Connection (Bck)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Kana To scheme, to devise, to force Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sve)
New Zealand Maori Kana Stare wildly; bewitch (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Mata/kana Shy, distrustful, watchful (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Kana/kanaia Witchcraft (Wms)
Niue Mata/ka/kana Leering, lascivious looking; lustful. To look over something very thoroughly (with a mischievous purpose) (Sph). Problematic (McE)
Pukapuka Kana Deformation of the eye Problematic (Mta)
Raʔivavae ʔAna To shine Uncertain Semantic Connection (Zpn)
Rapa Kana/kana Bright Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sks)
Rarotongan Kana-ʔia Cast in eye; stare at (Bse)
Rarotongan Kana/kana-ʔia Staring, glaring, watchful; roll or swivel the eyes (Bse)
Takuu K/kana Be frustrated in a course of action Problematic (Mle)
Tuamotu Kana Stare, glare (Stn)
West Futuna Kan/kana Angry (Cpl)

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