Protoform: QETE-QETE [PN] Be careful; walk carefully (Clk)

Description: Be careful; walk carefully (Clk)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 >> PN *faka-qeteqete “act with caution”
*1 Cf. EP *qete "disgusted", CE *fete.2 "cautious, timid"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea (ʔE)ʔete Agir avec precaution (Btn)
Mangareva Ko/ete Voleur Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
Pukapuka Waka/eteete Make something frightening to keep people away (Sby)
Pukapuka Ete Be respectful, heedful, show deference; afraid of, fear (Sby)
Pukapuka Waka/ete/ngia Draw back, retreat (Bge)
Rennellese ʔEte/ʔaki Be under strict taboo, sacred, not promiscuous (Ebt)
Tongan ʔEte(ʔete) Walk on toe, heel, edge of foot (as when sore) (Cwd)

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