Protoform: SALA.3 [MP] Cut away, cut off, trim, prune

Description: Cut away, cut off, trim, prune
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*4 POC *sasal (Mke).
*5 d'ald'al "hacken" (Dpf).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Niue Hala To cut down [ex. leaves] (Sph)
Niue Hala/hala To cut down, prune, trim (Sph)
Niue Hala/a To beat, hit, slay (ref. to killing enemies with clubs) (Sph)
Niue Ma/hala Come apart (of cloth sewn together); be conquered, beaten in a game (McE)
Nuguria Hara/hara Harvest, reap (swamp taro, with a kipa-kipa digging stick), dig (kanokano) (Dvl)
Samoan Sa(sa)la Lop or cut off (Prt)
Samoan Sala/i To cut fastenings (Prt)
Sikaiana Sala/sala To strip off the branches or vines from a tree, to prune (Dnr)
Takuu Sara Remove (net, sail) from bindings (Mle)
Tokelau Hala Cut, trim, prune (parts of a plant) (Sma)
Tongan Hala Rip or tear (Cwd)
Tongan Ma/hala Slit forcefully, ripped (Cwd)

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