Protoform: OFI.A [MP] Be near

Description: Be near
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*7 PWMP *hampir "near, close by" (ACD).
*8 Note. first vowel of the PPN form is an unexplained exception (Dpf.1938 para. 152 a and b).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Ofi(ofi) Près, proche, à coté de (Mfr)
East Uvea O/ofi Etre près de, proche de (Rch)
Niuafoʔou Ofi Near (Gry)
Rennellese He/ohi To be everywhere, all Uncertain Semantic Connection (Ebt)
Saʔa äpi(epi) Border on, be contiguous to (Ivs)
Samoan Ofi Enter, as a canoe the lagoon, fit in (Prt)
Tokelau Ofi To fit in; go through a passage or channel (Sma)
Tongan Ofi(ofi) Near, to be, approach, enter (Cwd)
Tongan Ófi Near at hand (Mar)
Tuvalu Ofi To fit, be roomy (Rby)

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