Protoform: TAKAI [PN] Wrap around, encircle, surround

Description: Wrap around, encircle, surround
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *taka.1a "revolve, roll", *pookai "coil, wrap up", NP *takaa "snood, the binding attaching a hook to a fishing line"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Takai To stir something such as pudding, rice, or soup (Fbg)
East Futuna Takai Mettre en boule (ficelle); rouler (natte) (Mfr)
East Uvea Takai Rouler, enrouler, entortiller, mettre en pelote (Rch)
Hawaiian Kaaʔai Sash, girdle, belt; bie, tie around, gird on (Pki)
Luangiua Kaʔai Wind, bind (Smd)
Mangareva Takai Cercle, cerceau; former un cercle d'hommes; entourer quelqu'un (Rch)
Marquesas Takai Tournée en mer, faire le tour de l'île (Lch)
Marquesas Humu taka i te ʔima (MQN) Bander une plaie, bandage (v) (Chf)
Moriori Takai Bandage (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Takai-a Wrap up, wrap round, wind round; wrapper, covering (Wms)
Niue Takai To go around, go right round; to be surrounded; travelling party (going around the island) (Sph)
Niue Kakai Surroundings, environment Phonologically Irregular (Sph)
Niue Vakai To wind round, roll up Phonologically Irregular (McE)
Nuguria Taakai Stir (a sugar) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dvl)
Penrhyn Taakai Bundle, roll, make a bundle, wind; bundle, roll (n) (Sta)
Pukapuka Taakai Cooked taro wrapped in coconut leaflets (Mta)
Rapa Takai Tie cords for house construction (Sks)
Rapa Taakae Bundled and cooked taro (Sks)
Rarotongan Taakai-a, -ʔia Tie, bind, wind or wrap something (Bse)
Rotuman Takai Wind, coil Problematic (Cwd)
Samoan Taʔai Wind (as thread on a reel), roll (e.g. a cigarette) (Prt)
Sikaiana Taakai A belt (woven on the loom, or store-bought) (Dnr)
Takuu Takai Wind, coil; rotate; turn with a circular motion; rotate, turn around by itself; roll of dried pandanus leaves (Mle)
Tokelau Ta(a)kai Roll up, wind up, coil (mat, paper, thread, etc.); roll or ball of something (Sma)
Tongan Takai Revolve, rotate, move in a more or less circular path; wind around; surrounding, encircling, enclosing; all around (Cwd)
Tongan Tacký. Tacca tacký. To wheel, to roll up. To engird. (Mar)
Vaeakau-Taumako Takai Be rolled up; struggle (Hvn)
West Futuna Takai-a To wrap up, tie, surround; to put on, dress in. Bundle, group, school. S'habiller; panser une blessure, attacher (Rve). (Dty)
West Futuna Va/takai/na Nouer cocos ensemble (Rve)

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