Protoform: QASA [FJ] Make one's way (e.g. wading through water or vegetation)

Description: Make oneʔs way (e.g. wading through water or vegetation)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to FJ: Fijic

*8 Cf. PPN *qasa-ga 'shallow place between islets'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Aʔa Guéer, passer dans l’eau; fatigant, ennuyeux, importun Borrowed (Rch)
Fijian Yaasa Wander about from place to place (Cpl)
Fijian Yasa Go stealthily, as to take a thing by surprise (Cpl)
Rennellese Haka/asa To clear, as a trail (Ebt)
Samoan Asa, aasa Wade through, as water or long grass (Prt)
Samoan Asa To ford, wade through; make one’s way across (bushetc.) (Mnr)
Takuu Aasa/ki Swing one's arms briskly while walking; walk quickly through shallow water, using this arm motion to aid progress (Mle)
Tokelau A/aha Wade through water; make one’s way through bush; come through difficulties (Sma)
Tongan Aʔa(aʔa) Wade (through water or grass or dry leaves or branches etc.); push one’s way (more or less disrespectfully) through a crowd…. Phonologically Irregular (Cwd)
Tuvalu A/asa Move quickly, wade, go through bush (Jsn)
Waya (Y)asa Go, esp. go unnoticed, sneak away (Ply)
Waya (Y)aasaa Roam, not stay at home, wander about, travel around (Ply)

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