Protoform: OLI.1 [PN] Move (esp. back and forth, to and fro): *oli(oli)

Description: Move (esp. back and forth, to and fro): *oli(oli)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 > TA *ori 'wander, walk about'
*1 Cf. NP *koli.1a

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Marquesas Tu/oʔi Porter la tête tantôt d'un côté, tantôt de l'autre (Lch)
New Zealand Maori Ori Cause to wave to and fro, agitate; sway, move, quiver; move about; copulate (Wms)
Niue Oli(oli) To move (refers to leg movement only) (Sph)
Niue Oli/oli Movement of legs in swimming (McE)
Pukapuka Waka/oli Dance, move in rhythm (Bge)
Pukapuka Wakaoli/oli Sway from side to side; swoop back and forth (of a bird) (Bge)
Rarotongan Ori Move, stir (Bse)
Rotuman Ori Make a slight move forwards Borrowed (Cwd)
Sikaiana Oli Sway back and forth (Dnr)
Takuu Ori Rock, sway gently; (of legs) wobbly, unsteady (Mle)
Takuu Ori/ori Rock back and forth, sway gently; baby's hammock...; slide a canoe hull back and forth (to remove water) (Mle)

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