Protoform: MA-ILI [PN] To blow gently (of wind), to be blown on (esp. gently) *ma(a)-ili(ili)

Description: To blow gently (of wind), to be blown on (esp. gently) *ma(a)-ili(ili)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 << PN *ili-fia "fan, blow"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Luangiua Maaili Breeze (Smd)
Luangiua Maili Blow (wind) (Smd)
Nukumanu Maairi (Wind) blow (Trt)
Nukuoro Maili(ili) Fast moving Uncertain Semantic Connection (Crl)
Samoan Maili(ili) To commence to blow, to spring up as a breeze (Prt)
Sikaiana Mailiili To be a soft breeze; of an area, to have a soft breeze (Dnr)
Tikopia Mairiiri Blowing gently (Fth)
Tongan Maʔili To blow (or be blown) past Phonologically Irregular (Cwd)
Tongan Maaʔili To blow gently (but perceptibly) Phonologically Irregular (Cwd)
Tuvalu Mailiili To blow gently (of wind, breeze) (Jsn)
Tuvalu Maili Increase (of wind) (Rby)

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