Protoform: MA-FITI [NP] Make sudden movement, spring up

Description: Make sudden movement, spring up
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

*0 << PN *ma-.1, *fiti.1a 'spring up, etc.'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Mapiti For a seedling to begin to show itself above the ground (Fbg)
East Futuna Mafiti Bondir, rebondir (ballon); jaillir (étincelles) (Mfr)
Hawaiian Mahiki Jump, leap, hop, move up and down, vibrate etc. (Pki)
Mangareva Maaʔiti/ʔiti Rejaillir (se dit de l'eau et des liquides) (Rch)
Mangareva Meʔiti Vent qui passe sur un autre point; passer d'une maladie à la santé (Rch)
New Zealand Maori Mawhiti Leap, skip; escape; glance quickly (Wms)
Niue Mafiti Swift, quick Problematic (Sph)
Pukapuka Mawiti Escape from one's grasp, break loose (Sby)
Pukapuka Maawiti/witi Agile; to escape. Vigorous, energetic. (Sby)
Rarotongan Maʔiti Start, make sudden involuntary movement; fly off, spring loose, jerk free (Bse)
Rennellese Mahiti To jump up, protrude, become erect; to snap or jerk up (Ebt)
Samoan Mafiti To spring out, as a spark from the fire; to spring up, as a splinter of wood (Prt)
Samoan Maafiti Blustering, quarrelsome Uncertain Semantic Connection (Prt)
Tahitian Mahiti To be drawn, pulled, opened, brought up; to be started, or mentioned as a subject brought to view, or hearing; to be soon angry (Dvs)
Tahitian Mahiti/hiti Apt to fly up (of canoe outrigger) (Dvs)
Tikopia Mafiti Appear (Fth)
Tokelau Mafiti Jump, bounce, jerk (accidentally or spontaneously); (of foreskin) turned back (Sma)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mavihi Rise (of sun) (Hvn)
West Futuna Faka/mafiSi To expand (the chest), breathe with difficulty; of sharks, turn on back Uncertain Semantic Connection (Cpl)

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