Protoform: PIKI.1A [MP] Grip, cling to, stick to

Description: Grip, cling to, stick to
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*1 Cf. NP *piki-piki "curly (hair)"
*3 PEO *piki "grip, cling to" (Gty. 1983).
*5 PMP *pikit "sticking to, attached to, joined" (ACD).
*7 PWMP *pik(a,e)t "birdlime" (Bst.).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Pi/piki. Piki/piki (Fbg). Sticky (Yen)
Anuta Paka/pi/piki To attach, to stick together; stuck on, attached, lumped together (Fbg)
Anuta Piki Stick sap (as that of breadfruit, Calophyllum and *mami* tree); glue; plastic, object made of plastic (Fbg)
East Futuna Piki Stick to, cling to (Bgs)
East Futuna Pipiki Sticky (Bgs)
East Uvea Piki Qui adhere (Btn)
Easter Island Piki To contaminate, to infect, to pass on (a disease); contagiar, contaminar; contagiarse Problematic (Fts)
Kapingamarangi Bigi Paste v, stickiness, sticky (Lbr)
Luangiua Piʔi Grab, grasp (Smd)
Mangaia Pi(ki)piki Cling to, hold fast (Chn)
Marquesas Piki, piʔi Grimper, s'attacher à (Dln)
Marquesas Pi/piki/ʔeʔe (MQN) Lutter, struggle. Se battre corps à corps, se donner des coups (Dln). (Chf)
Marquesas Pe/pígge/éi A private combat; to fight together (Crk)
Niuafoʔou Pi/piki Adhere (Tmo)
Niue Piki Adhere to, touch (lightly or accidentally), brush against (Sph)
Niue Pi/piki To be close (Sph)
Nukumanu Haka/piki Arrest (pass. hakapiki ria); hand over (Trt)
Nukuoro Bigi/bigi/a Covered with something sticky (Crl)
Nukuoro Bigi Caught between two other things (Crl)
Penrhyn Piki Cling to, stick to (Sta)
Pukapuka Piki To join, in weaving (Mta)
Pukapuka Pi/piki/ Stick; close together (Bge)
Rarotongan Piki Clamber, swarm, cling on; mount (a female); lay hands on something and retain it (Bse)
Rennellese Piki/piki Nestle up (Ebt)
Rennellese Pipiki Keep, retain, hold, save (Ebt)
Rotuman Piki Break (of a wave) Problematic (Cwd)
Samoan Piʔi Stick, adhere to (Prt)
Sikaiana Piki To roll together something using the fingers [exs cigarette, braided cord] Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dnr)
Takuu P/piki Grip, clutch, cling to, hold on to, grab; (of two or more people) be holding hands (Mle)
Tikopia Piki Stick, adhere to (Fth)
Tokelau Piki Hold on tight while climbing (Sma)
Tongan Piki Hold on, cling to, take hold of (Cwd)
Tongan Bigi. Bigi-bigi. To cement; to stick; to adhere. Adhesive, sizy, to stick. (Mar)
Tongan Piki/piki Gathered up, puckered (e.g. of a garment badly mended or a wound badly healed, leaving an ugly scar) (Cwd)
Tuamotu Pi/piki/ Cling to, clutch with fingers (Stn)
Tuvalu Pi/piki/ Adhesive (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Piki/a Hold, carry, arrange, catch; take care of (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Phiki Hold, pick [exx. shake hands, fold hands, hold, be rich]; take place (Hvn)
West Uvea Piki Collé (Hmn)
West Uvea Piki/piki Qui colle (Hmn)

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