Protoform: SELE.2 [EO] Knife; cut

Description: Knife; cut
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EO: Eastern Oceanic

*0 >> CE *paa-sere "remove skin, pare, peel"
*1 Cf. PN *masele "sedge sp."
*3 PEO *i-sele "knife" (Gty.1983).
*3 PEO *sele "knife, cut with a knife" (LPO I:91)
*4 POC *salu (Mke. 1961).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Ere/ mei A tool for scraping breadfruit (Fbg)
East Futuna Sele Knife, cut (Mfr)
East Uvea Hele Knife, cut (Rch)
Emae Seere/a To cut (Cpl)
Fijian I/sele Knife (Cpl)
Fijian Sele/-va Cut (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Sere/a To cut (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Hele To chop down (Lbr)
Luangiua Sele Cut end off (Smd)
Luangiua S/sele Cut top off coconut pod (Smd)
Luangiua Sele/sele Chop into pieces (Smd)
Marquesas Pa/heʔe Inciser, partager, diviser, rompre en plusieurs parties; tailler un habit; couper un animal, le châtrer (Dln)
Marquesas Pa/heʔe/ka (MQN), pa/heʔe/na (MQS) Limite, boundary mark (Chf)
Marquesas Nútu pahé Scissors (Crk)
Marquesas Parʔhay To carve, cut up (Rbs)
New Zealand Maori Here Bird spear Problematic (Wms)
Niue Hele To cut up, castrate; mark bark cloth; reap (McE)
Nuguria Here Slice (vt) (Dvl)
Nuguria Here/here Cut up, cut into pieces (Dvl)
Nukuoro Sele Chop down (Crl)
Pukapuka Yele/wuti To be speared (Bge)
Rennellese Sege Cut, slice, butcher, circumcise (Ebt)
Rotuman Sele Cut across path, intercept (Cwd)
Rotuman Sere Circumcise Problematic (Cwd)
Samoan Sele Knife, cut (Prt)
Sikaiana Sele To cut apart a fish (Dnr)
Takuu Sere Scatter baitfish among rising tuna (an action performed by the fishing leader) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Mle)
Takuu Se(r)e/sere Knife (Mle)
Takuu S/sere Circumcise, operate on someone (Mle)
Tikopia Sere Cut, as with sawing motion of a knife (Fth)
Tokelau Hele Incision, cut; to cut (pl.) (Sma)
Tokelau He/hele/ To cut (sg.); incision, cut (Sma)
Tongan Hele Cut with a knide; knife (Cwd)
Tongan He/hele/ Cut roughly, without due care (Cwd)
Tongan He/hele. Hele. Ma/hele. An incision; to cut. To cut, also a knife. A cut, a gash. (Mar)
Tuvalu Hele Axe (Rby)
Tuvalu He/hele/ Cut off a piece (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ele-a To get (a) cut; to cut (usually not intentionally) (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mda/sele Sharp Phonologically Irregular (Hvn)
West Futuna Sere-a To cut (in a back and forth slicing or sawing motion); to write, to mark. Circumcise (Cpl). (Dty)
West Uvea Hele Couteau (Hmn)
West Uvea (Se)sele (Chirurgien) faire une opération; couper (Hmn)
West Uvea (Kofe)sele Bambou court et épais (vx) (Hmn)

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