Protoform: POO-KIA [PN] Seized, pounced on, grabbed

Description: Seized, pounced on, grabbed
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *poo.2, *poki "cover with hand, etc."

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Pokia Etre frappé, souffleté (Rch)
Emae Pookia Catch with cupped hand (Cpl)
Hawaiian Poʔia Catch between cupped hands, to pounce, to snatch (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Pookia Catch by covering with hand (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Boogia Held up, caught by a storm (Lbr)
New Zealand Maori Pookia Covered over; overtaken. Passive of popoki (Bgs)
Nukuoro Boogia Be captured, grabbed (Crl)
Penrhyn Pookia To be overwhelmed (Sta)
Pukapuka Pookia Grabbed (Sby)
Rarotongan Pookia Covered, struck by waves, overtaken. Passive of popoki (Bse)
Samoan Pooʔia Be pounced on (Prt)
Tokelau Pookia Caught by being covered by hand (Sma)
Tokelau Pokia Be caught (or found) unawares (Sma)
Tongan Pookia Be touched (of the eyes) by a spook and so to be injured in a certain way (Cwd)
Tuamotu Pookia Covered over; overflowed; smothered (Stn)

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