Protoform: PIKI-PIKI [NP] Curly (hair)

Description: Curly (hair)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *piki.1a "grip, cling to, stick to"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Pikipiki Curly (e.g. hair) (Fts)
Hawaiian Piʔi(piʔi) Curly, curled, wavy (Pki)
Luangiua Piki, piŋi Curly hair Phonologically Irregular (Smd)
New Zealand Maori Piki Frizzled, closely curled, of hair (Wms)
Rennellese Pikipiki To nestle up, fold one's arms and legs about oneself, as by one lying down and cold Problematic (Ebt)
Samoan Piʔipiʔi Curly (of hair) (Prt)
Takuu Saka/p/piki, saka/piki/piki (of hair) Curly, frizzy (Mle)
Tuamotu Pikipiki Very curly, as hair (Stn)

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