Protoform: QENE [PN] Tickle by touching, poke

Description: Tickle by touching, poke
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 >> PN *ma-qene
*1 Cf. PN *ma-qine-qine

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna ʔEneʔene Tickle, touch so as to tickle (Mfr)
East Uvea ʔEne(ʔi) Chatouiller (Btn)
New Zealand Maori Moe whaka/ene/ene Practise sodomy (Wms)
Niue Ene, kene, tene To poke (usually refers to very careful poking with a rod into cavity to get an animal to come out) Phonologically Irregular (Sph)
Niue Tene/tene Poke a stick into a hole to drive out a crab Phonologically Irregular (McE)
Niue Vene To tickle or touch lightly (so as to get someone's attention); to itch, irritate, be rough (of throat); small kalahimu crab Phonologically Irregular (Sph)
Pukapuka Ene To cuff, slap with the hand Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sby)
Rennellese ʔEneʔene Tickle, pry, poke (Ebt)
Samoan ʔEne(ʔene) Tickle (Mnr)
Samoan Ene/ene Tickle (Prt)
Tongan ʔEne Tickle, touch so as to tickle (Cwd)
Tuamotu Ene Poke (e.g. fish in hole) w. finger etc (Stn)

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