Protoform: SISI.3 [CP] Scoop out, gouge out (as meat from coconut)

Description: Scoop out, gouge out (as meat from coconut)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CP: Central Pacific

*1 Cf. PN *isi "peel off, strip, split"
*3 PEO *zizi "peel off, scoop out" (Gty. 1983).
*4 POC *(s)isi "scoop out (flesh from coconut +); peel off (skin, bark +)" (LPO I:164,166,257).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Tiiti To scoop out meat from *niu mata* (Fbg)
East Uvea Hihi Découper en tranches horizontales; détacher la noix de coco (Btn)
Emae Sisi Gouge out coconut meat (Cpl)
Fijian Cici Separate coconut pulp with knife-point (Cpl)
Luangiua Si Coconut meat (Hbn)
Luangiua Ka/sisi Peel off (Smd)
Luangiua Si/sisi uŋu Dive for clams (Smd)
Luangiua Maka/sii Scoop, stir (Smd)
Niue Hihi Scoop something out (of a container); cut out, scoop out (copra from shell) (Sph)
Nuguria Hihi Shell meat, lips of clamshells (Dvl)
Nukuoro Sisi Cut copra (Crl)
Rennellese Sisi To slice; as meat, papayas, bread; to flay, as human skin to get bones...; to pry off, as bark with a stick; to snap off; twist and chop off, as meat from bones (Ebt)
Rotuman Sisi Peel or strip off (Cwd)
Sikaiana Sisi To cut out of a shell or a hard surface with a knife (e.g. shellfish, copra) (Dnr)
Takuu Ssii Scoop out the flesh of coconuts, clams, etc. (Mle)
Tikopia Sisi Scrape out coconut flesh through the eyes to make a water-bottle (Fth)
Tokelau Hihi Coconut meat scraper; to scrape with such (Sma)
Tongan Hihi Scoop out, gouge out; open with a knife and gouge out the flesh (Cwd)
Tuamotu Koo/hihi To tear, strip off, as sections of a coconut husk with the hand (Stn)
Tuvalu Sisi To cut with a knife; to cut the coconut flesh from the shell (Rby)
West Futuna Si/a Outil pour enlever le coprah Phonologically Irregular (Rve)

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