Protoform: OLI.2 [NP] Brandish a weapon (as challenge)

Description: Brandish a weapon (as challenge)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *oli.1 "move back and forth"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Ori/tu To "cross swords" (in this case using war clubs rather than sabres or foils) (Fbg)
East Uvea Oli Brandir une arme, exciter (???)
Marquesas Oi/oi Agiter en tous sens comme font les petits cochons qui tètent leur mère Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dln)
Pukapuka Waka/oli/oli To feint (with a weapon) (Bge)
Samoan Oli To challenge to a club match by brandishing the club (Prt)
Tikopia Ori Brandish, as club etc. in dance (Fth)
Tikopia Ori/ori Poise, especially of dart raised and balanced in a swaying run to throw (Fth)

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