Protoform: KETU.1 [FJ] Turn over, lift up, root up, rummage

Description: Turn over, lift up, root up, rummage
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to FJ: Fijic

*1 Cf. PPN *kenu “disturb earth (esp. with foot); dig”

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Ketu Lift up, erect, exalt; rise (Fts)
Fijian Keti Excavate earth with all five fingers (Cpl)
Luangiua Ku/kuʔe Turn canoe over Problematic (Smd)
Mangaia Ketu Root up (as a pig) (Chn)
Mangareva Ketu Look for. Chercher, faire des recherches (Rch)
Marquesas Ketu Prise up, root, as a pig (I). Levier, enlever, arracher, soulever, extraire avec un levier; repousser à la main, jeter au loin (Lch). (Dln)
Marquesas Ma/ketu Lever d'un bout; balancer; sauter de branche en branche (Lch)
Marquesas Pa/ketu Lever avec un levier; jeter (Lch)
Marquesas Aitú To excavate with a sudden motion, as in carving, or taking hot coals out of the pit with a stick (Crk)
New Zealand Maori Ketu Remove earth with blunt instrument (Wms)
Niue Ketu To push something aside; comb (hair) (Sph)
Niue Ketu/ketu Wooden comb (Sph)
Niue Ketu/ketu To paddle swiftly Uncertain Semantic Connection (McE)
Penrhyn Ketu Root up the ground (of pigs) (Sta)
Pukapuka Ketuketu Scratch ground (as a hen) (Mta)
Rarotongan Ketu Turn over ground (of pigs) (Bse)
Rotuman Kesu Scratch in earth (of fowls) Problematic (Cwd)
Tahitian ʔEtu Fouir la terre (se dit des cochons) (Lmt)
Tuamotu Ketu Root (as a hog) etc. (Stn)
Waya Aa/qetu Ransack, rummage through things (Ply)

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