Protoform: SIKU-SIKU [PN] Tips, projecting ends

Description: Tips, projecting ends
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 << PN *siku.a "extremity, end, tail"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Tikutiku End of an object; tail of fish or other animal; end of an event (story, song, etc.) (Fbg)
Hawaiian Hiʔuhiʔu Last bits or odds and ends: remnants of matting strips that must be cut off after plaiting is finished; ends of knots in plaiting; wispy end of a braid (Pki)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Hikuhiku nikau Tip end of coconut leaf (Bck)
New Zealand Maori Hikuhiku Eaves of a house (Wms)
Nuguria Sukusuku rima Lower arm Phonologically Irregular (Ths)
Pukapuka Yikuyiku Tip of coconut frond; left over pieces of mat that are cut off and used again (Sby)
Pukapuka Lau yikuyiku, lau yukuyuku End of coconut frond thrown as a challenge (Sby)
Rarotongan ʔIkuʔiku End, tip (exs. ends of coconut leaves, tails of fish) (Bse)
Rarotongan Ikuiku The leaves [sic] of a thatched house (Sve)
Rennellese Sikusiku Tail, end, as of vine or octopus tentacle (Ebt)
Samoan Siʔusiʔu Tail (of mammal), tail-end (e.g. of needle) (Mnr)
Sikaiana Sukisuki End of a coconut branch {paakele}, sometimes used to mark land reserved for a person to collect coconuts {uiki} Phonologically Irregular (Dnr)
Takuu Sukisuki Tip, extremity, narrow end, tip of a branch, upper area of a tree where the trunk begins to narrow; indicates the end of a limb or the adjacent tendon Phonologically Irregular (Mle)
Tongan Hikuhiku Top(s) or tip(s) projecting upwards: inc. top (of a mast or flagstaff etc.); tip (of a branch), topmost branch (of a tree), projecting leaves or twigs (on top of a hedge), etc. (Cwd)

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