Protoform: SUKI.A [MP] Pierce, prick, puncture, stab; sharp-pointed implement

Description: Pierce, prick, puncture, stab; sharp-pointed implement
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*3 PEO *suki "pierce" (Gty. 1983).
*4 POC *suki "pierce, prick, sew (mats)" (LPO I:263).
*5 PMP *cukcuk "skewer", *suksuk "pierce, penetrate; insert" (ACD).
*7 PBN *cuki "to sew" (Lvy. 1979).
*8 SAM su'i (v) occupies the semantic field of PN *tui

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Uki. U/uki (Fbg). Thrust. Thrust, as in attempting to stab someone or something. Problematic (Yen)
Anuta Tu/tuki To dig a hole in the ground Uncertain Semantic Connection (Fbg)
Anuta Tuuki To stab (Fbg)
Bugotu Suki Pierce, impale, prick (Ivs)
East Futuna Suki Pierce, stick into (as hypodermic needle) (Bgs)
East Uvea Huki Pierce, spit (Rch)
Easter Island Huki Barreno de mano usado para escarbar la tierra y sacar tubérculos; clavar. Hand-drill used to root out bulbs; to nail. Palo puesto en la popa para colgar la red (*huki kupe9a*); fierro puntiagudo qu sirve para escarbar la tierra (Egt). (Fts)
Emae Suki/a Stab (Cpl)
Fijian Cuki/ta Loosen ground with a stick (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Suki/a Pierce, stab (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Hugi Make a small hole in something (Lbr)
Luangiua Suʔi Pierce coconut for drinking (Smd)
Mangareva ʔUki Prick, pierce, stab. Enfoncer un petit bois; percer (éclair); décrocher quelque chose à l'aide d'une perche; faire allusion aux défauts d'autrui (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Hiuki To make a small hole in a coconut in order to drink it (Krk)
Marquesas Huki Morceau de bois pointu pour percer les poulpes. Petits bâtons qui affermissent le faîte de la case; bois pointu dont on se sert pour la pêche (Dln)
Marquesas Huki/taʔa (MQN), huʔi/taʔa (MQS) Drageon, jet des plantes (Lch)
New Zealand Maori Huki-a Transfix, spit; avenge death (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Huki/huki Roast on a spit (Wms)
Nggela Suki To prick; to lance a boil, vaccinate, inject, bleed; to sew; to plug a small hole (Ray)
Nguna Suki Pierce (Stz)
Niue Huki Pierce, inject, prick, fork (v); cob (of corn), spike (of wheat). (Sph)
Nukuoro Sugi Pierce (slightly), stab (lightly), lance (e.g. boil) (Crl)
Pukapuka Yuki Pierce, stab (Sby)
Pukapuka Yuki/yuki Pry out, pick out, push out; sharp pointed stick used to poke in rock crevices when groping for fish (Bge)
Raʔivavae Huʔi To prick, perforate or transfix with a pointed instrument; ?? to twitch, hiccough, throb (Stn)
Rarotongan ʔUki Twitch, spasm (Bse)
Rennellese Suki Pierce, puncture, sting; plant (seeds or cuttings)... (Ebt)
Rotuman Suki Cut, gouge out, dig (Cwd)
Samoan Suʔi Pierce (Prt)
Samoan Suʔi The stem of a cocoa-nut leaflet used as a fork (Prt)
Samoan Suʔi To thread on a string, as beads; to twist sugar-cane leaf on to a reed, as in making thatch; to do needlework Uncertain Semantic Connection (Prt)
Sikaiana Suki Pierce, cut open (Dnr)
Sikaiana Suki/suki To peck, as chickens do; to eat, as insects do (Dnr)
Tahitian Hui To pierce, lance, or prick (Dvs)
Takuu Suki Insert pointed object into something: impale, pierce (esp. a coconut for drinking), prod for sea worms using a pointed stick, caulk a canoe by pushing koka fibres into joints; tuck in the loose folds of a laplap (Mle)
Tikopia Suki Stick in, penetrate, pierce (Fth)
Tokelau Huki Pierce, inject, probe; stick used for piercing or probing (e.g. for turtle eggs); sticks which pierce through the ridge thatching to hold roof thatching in place; syringe (Sma)
Tokelau Hu/huki Thrust (something into something) (Sma)
Tongan Huuki/a Pricked (Cwd)
Tuamotu Huki Pierce, spit (Stn)
Tuvalu Huki Pierce; test ground for turtle eggs with a stick; poke a stick through mats to hold them on ridge of house; sticks so used which go crosswise above *taualuga* and below *tilofa* (Rby)
Tuvalu Suki Horn, incisor, canine tooth (Jsn)
Tuvalu S/suki To stab; give an injection (Jsn)
Tuvalu Ma/suki/suki To pain, ache; to have stabbing pains; (of cold) biting (Jsn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Uki/a Pierce, make a hole in (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Suki To stab Phonologically Irregular (Lch)
West Futuna Suki/a Pierce, stab, sew (Dty)
West Futuna Su/suki (WFU), sug/sugi (ANI) Comb for hair (Cpl)
West Futuna Suk nifo Se curer les dents (Rve)
West Uvea Suki-a Percer; poignarder, piquer [Heo Dialect] (Hmn)
West Uvea Fe/suki (objet) Piquant (p.ex.: cactus) (Hmn)

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