Protoform: KITA.2A [FJ] Tensed, as a muscle, a grip

Description: Tensed, as a muscle, a grip
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to FJ: Fijic

*1 Cf. PCE *keta.* "insist, be stubborn".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Kita Etendu, étiré (Btn)
Fijian Kida Twitch suddenly, of the muscles; tetanus (Cpl)
Hawaiian Ika Strong (Pki)
Mangareva ʔItaa Mouvement des membres dans les attaques de coliques Borrowed (Rch)
New Zealand Maori Kita Tightly, fast, clenched (of teeth), intense (of colour), firm (of grip) (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Ngita Fast, firm (Wms)
Niue Fi/gita To kiss Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sph)
Niue Kitu Intensifier to "long" Problematic (McE)
Rarotongan Kita Fast, immovable, steadfast, unalterable (Bse)
Tahitian I/ita To harden or be hardened; stifferened, as body or mind; obdurate; the tetanus or locked jaw (Dvs)
Tongan Fe/kita To kiss (each other) (hon. for 'uma) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Cwd)
Tongan Fe/kita To congrete, to salute, to hug (Mar)
Tongan Gita Tetanus, trismus; spasms, convulsions (Mar)
Tuamotu Kita Close tightly, clench fist (Stn)
West Uvea Niu kita Petit coco Uncertain Semantic Connection (Hmn)

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