Protoform: POI.A [PN] Sudden movement: flinch, start, jump, blink

Description: Sudden movement: flinch, start, jump, blink
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Po/poʔi Unlucky or ill-omened place where several persons have died in a short space of time, e.g. a whole family, a place which must be avoided because it exercises an evil influence which causes the death of those who live there Problematic (Fts)
Moriori Poi Leap, jump (Shd)
Rennellese Poi Grasshopper sp (Ebt)
Samoan Poi Flinch, shrink from (Mnr)
Tongan (Po)poi Flinch, draw back so as to avoid a blow. Remuer, pencher d'un côté (Btn). (Cwd)
Tuvalu Poi Start in surprise ; be startled, surprised (Rby)
West Futuna Poi/poi To flicker, squint. Blink [Aniwa Dialect] (Cpl). Cligner des yeux (Rve). (Dty)
West Futuna Poi/poi (ANI) To blink (Cpl)
West Futuna H/poi To wink (Dty)

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