Protoform: LAQU.1 [EO] To get by hooking (as a fish), pinching between fingers

Description: To get by hooking (as a fish), pinching between fingers
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EO: Eastern Oceanic

*0 >> CK *aa-rau
*4 Cf. PEO *dau "scrape or gather with the hands" (Ply. 1976).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Laʔu(si) Pince, pincette (Rch)
Easter Island Raʔu To hook; to take something without the owner's permission; to seize something forcibly (sacar algo sin permiso de dueño; apoderarse de also, haciendo algún esfuerzo) (Fts)
Easter Island ʔA/ʔaru Catch (ball); seize, grasp; capture; rape. Coger con la mano, agarrar, asir (Fts). Phonologically Irregular (Wbr)
Easter Island Haka raʔu Hook (Wbr)
Emae Lau/a Hold, take; bring, carry; give, receive Borrowed (Cpl)
Fijian Lau Pierce with a spear (Cpl)
Kapingamarangi Lau Hooked (Lbr)
Lau Lau Snatch, seize, kidnap, carry off by force (Fox)
Marquesas Ti/ʔau Gaffe, crochet; pinces, griffes, serres des langoustes, des chevrettes (Lch)
New Zealand Maori Rau Catch, as in a net; entangle, engage; gather into a basket (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Kaa/rau, maa/rau, taa/rau Dredge (for shellfish), grapnel (Wms)
Nggela Ra/rau/ Put hands into a bag; grope with outstretched hands (Fox)
Niue Lau To get caught (e.g. fish hook on coral rock); [be struck, hit] (Sph)
Nukuoro Lau Hooked, caught fast (Crl)
Pukapuka Wakala/lau To pull something toward one with a hooked stick (Bge)
Rarotongan Rau Leaf-sweep, an implement made from coconut leaves and creepers used to drive fish (Bse)
Rarotongan ʔIi/rau Hook out, fish out (with an implement) (Bse)
Rarotongan Taa/rau Hook out, hook round (Bse)
Takuu Lau (of fish, bird, flying fox, etc.) Entangled (in a net) (Mle)
Tongan Laʔu Pinch, pull up, of small weeds (Cwd)
Tongan Low To nip, or pinch (Mar)
Tuvalu Lau Hooked (of fish) (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Lau Hit, reach, touch Uncertain Semantic Connection (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Lau/a Find, hit, get, meet Uncertain Semantic Connection (Hvn)
West Futuna Rau/a, rou/a To be hooked as a fish firmly hooked; to be caught up, choked up. Avaler de travers (Rve). (Dty)

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