Protoform: MILO.2A [PN] Twist (by hand), as in twining thread, wringing out

Description: Twist (by hand), as in twining thread, wringing out
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 >> CE *koo-miro
*1 Cf. PN *nimo.2 'vertigo'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Milo Tordre (Mfr)
East Uvea Milo(milo) Tourner, tournoyer, faire tourner (Rch)
Easter Island Miro To encircle, surround, turn around (Fts)
Hawaiian Milo Curl, twist (as sennit strands) (Pki)
Mangareva Miro Twist (I) (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Miro Spin, braid; roll (sennit) on thigh with hands (Sve)
New Zealand Maori Miro Spin, twist; twirl; whirling, moving in spirals; thread, twisted cord (Wms)
Niue Milo To move about (Sph)
Niue Milo/(h)i Turning about, restless at night. To fidget (Sph) (McE)
Nukuoro Miro Wring out (Ebt)
Nukuoro Milo Twist, turn (e.g. faucet), wind, wring (Crl)
Penrhyn Miro Twist, make a rope (Sta)
Rarotongan Miro Roll by hand into a twist (Bse)
Rotuman Milo/iʔaki Twist, turn, roll about (Cwd)
Samoan Milo Twist (thread, rope etc.), threads together to make string ; to twist as in making a string by twisting on the thigh (Prt)
Samoan Mi/milo Be perverse, act contrarily (Prt)
Samoan Milo/si Be twisted; cross-grained, perverse (Prt)
Samoan Milo/sia Strained (tendon) (McP)
Tokelau Milo/hia Twisted, sprained (Sma)
Tokelau Mi/milo Twist, turn, change direction (Sma)
Tokelau Milo Twist, twine, wind something around (Sma)
Tongan Milo Twist, turn...(only of things that are made or meant to be twisted or turned like taps, screws etc) (Cwd)
Tongan Milo A top, a tetotum; to spin round (Mar)
Tuamotu Miro Twist (by hand), spin (by rolling thread on hip) (Stn)
Tuvalu Mi/milo To braid ? (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Milo To twist on thigh for string (Lch)

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