Protoform: PISI.1 [MP] Squirt, spurt, spatter, splash up

Description: Squirt, spurt, spatter, splash up
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*1 Cf. NP *pii.2a "sprinkle water"
*3 PEO *pisi "squirt out" (Gty. 1983); *bwisi 'spurt out, fart' (Lynch 2002).
*4 POC *bwisi 'to fart' (LPO V:277).
*5 PMP *picik "splash, spray, sprinkle"; *bicik "splash, spatter, splatter" (ACD).
*8 NB: Tongic forms are ambivalent between *pisi and *pihi, hence compatible with NP *pii.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Pihi Jaillir, éjaculer, éclabousser Borrowed (Rch)
Emae Pisi Splash (Cpl)
Luangiua Pisi/pisi Rain leaking in house (Smd)
Luangiua Pisi/ola Sneeze (Smd)
Mangareva Piʔi Reste de *ma* dans un silo de fermentation Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Pihi To fart Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sve)
Marquesas Pihi/ti Jaillir, rejaillir. Gicler, spurt (Atl). (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Pihi Spring up, begin to grow; shoot, sprout Uncertain Semantic Connection (Wms)
Niue Pihi To splash, splatter (vi). (Sph)
Niue Pihi/pihi To spatter (McE)
Nuguria Aka/pisi Sneeze (Pkn)
Nuguria Pi/pihi Light (rain) (Dvl)
Penrhyn Pisi Splash, spurt, spray (Sta)
Pukapuka Pi/pii Sprinkle, drip, come in (of tide). Spurt, gush out (Sby). (Bge)
Rennellese Pisi/kia Be drenched, soaked; to wet, soak, splash; to receive a spurt of a liquis, as lime juice, in the eye; to cry, of eyes filled with onion scent (Ebt)
Rennellese Pisipisi Splash, wet, stir up, as waves (Ebt)
Samoan Pi/pisi/ Gush, spout (Prt)
Sikaiana P/pisi To be spraying (of rain) (Dnr)
Sikaiana Haka/p/pisi To spray, as in spraying DDT to kill mosquitoes (Dnr)
Sikaiana Piisi/a To have something caught in the eye (Dnr)
Takuu P/pisi (of water, etc.) Splash, spray, splatter; (of rain) fall in scattered droplets, sprinkle, spit accidentally while speaking (Mle)
Tikopia Pisi To spatter (as when over-ripe breadfruit falls (Fth)
Tokelau Pihi Splash (Sma)
Tokelau Piihia Be spattered, splashed; a stain (Sma)
Tongan Pihi Splash up, squirt (Cwd)
Tongan Bihi To splash (Mar)
Tuvalu Pisi Splash; (of rain) spray (Jsn)
West Futuna Pisi-a To spray, to drizzle (Dty)

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