Protoform: QAU-TALA [NP] Remove spines or twigs

Description: Remove spines or twigs
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

*0 << PN *qau.2 "clear, take away", *tala.1 "sharp-pointed object"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna ʔAutala Remove spines from pandanus leaves (Bgs)
New Zealand Maori Autara Lop branches off trees (Wms)
Samoan Autala Remove thorns from pandanus leaves (Prt)
Tahitian Autara To sharpen the edge of a bamboo splinter for cutting with (Dvs)
Tuvalu Autala Remove spines from Pandanus leaves (in preparation for weaving) (Jackson) (Rby)

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