Protoform: RAGI [PN] Exercise leadership, give directions (particularly in food distribution)

Description: Exercise leadership, give directions (particularly in food distribution)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Lagi/ʔaki Ordonner, prescrire, être responsable; responsabilité, devoirs, charges, ordres; responsable; chef de pêche (femme seulement). (Mfr)
East Uvea Lagi/aki Chef temporaire, celui qui exerce les fonctions du chef de village pendant son absence; commander, coordonner, ordonner, diriger, prescrire (Rch)
New Zealand Maori Rangi Chief (generally in the form of respectful address: E rangi). (Wms)
Rennellese Gangi To present a heap from the offerings to a guest; such an offering (Ebt)
Samoan Lagi To call out the different portions of food at a feast, and for whom intended (Prt)
Sikaiana Lani/ttia To be divided into equal portions among many different people. (Dnr)
Takuu Lani/tia Receive something when things are divided or distributed; not be left out, be included in a group (Mle)
Tikopia Rangi Invoke, summon (Fth)
Tikopia Rangi/aki Summon (Fth)
Tongan Angi To exercise leadership or control; to issue instructions (habitually); to preside over, lead, direct... (Cwd)
Tongan Engi/naki To exhort, to urge to greater zeal or diligence.... Présider à un ouvrage (Btn). (Cwd)
Tuvalu Lagi/lagi Send on frequent errands (Rby)
Tuvalu Lagi An agreement as to how much food should be provided for a gathering in *aahiga*. (Rby)

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