Protoform: QARA-FAKI [PN] Stay awake with (esp. a dead or dying person)

Description: Stay awake with (esp. a dead or dying person)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 << PN *qara "awake"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna ʔAlafaki Rester éveillé en surveillant un mourant (Mfr)
East Uvea ʔAlafaki Veiller (Rch)
East Uvea ʔAlafaki te ʔumu Préparer des vivres avant le jour (Rch)
Nukuoro Arahaki To awake (Crn)
Rennellese ʔAgahaki Sleep restlessly (Ebt)
Tokelau Alafaki (of next day) Dawn, arrive (Sma)
Tongan ʔAafaki To keep watch beside a corpse; to keep someone awake; to prepare and light up a native oven immediately on waking. Veiller; (cuisine) que l'on fait avant jour (Btn). (Cwd)
Tuvalu Alafaki To sit up (without sleep), wait up at night (Jsn)
West Futuna Rafáki-na To stay with the dead overnight (singing and telling stories) (Cpl)

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