Protoform: TEKI.2 [PN] To twitch, or make a sudden movement, start

Description: To twitch, or make a sudden movement, start
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Teki Jump or twitch, as when bitten by an ant (Fbg)
East Futuna Te/teki Trembler de peur, de crainte; avoir peur (Gzl)
East Uvea Teki Mouvement subit et brusque quelconque (Btn)
East Uvea Te(ki)/teki Faire un pareil mouvement; ressauter (Btn)
Easter Island Teki Descend, get off a boat or vehicle; to rape a woman (Fts)
Luangiua Keʔi Twitch, involuntary tic. Convulsions (Hbn). (Smd)
Luangiua Ki/kiʔi Tickle Problematic (Hbn)
Luangiua Kii/kii Tickle Problematic (Smd)
Luangiua Haʔa/keʔi Zum Schlage ausholen [lift one's arm (as if to strike)] (Sar)
Mangareva Teki To fall, head over heels Uncertain Semantic Connection (Tgr)
Mangareva Teki/teki Se lever d'un bout (se dit d'un bois mal assis et dont un bout se lève si l'on appuie sur l'autre); culbuter (Rch)
Niue Te/teki Nasty, disgusting Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sph)
Nukuoro Degi To jerk; get something quickly (Crl)
Nukuoro Tegi Aroused sexually; tickled (Crl)
Samoan Teʔi Start, be startled, awake suddenly (Prt)
Samoan Tee/teʔi To startle (pl. form) (Prt)
Sikaiana Teki To be shocked, scared, jolted by news or fright; to have a painful muscle spasm (Dnr)
Takuu Teki Be startled; jerk the head in surprise; (of back) dislocated (Mle)
Takuu Fakat/teki/ Cause to throb, twitch or shiver (Hwd)
Takuu T/teki Throb, twitch, shiver; tug, jerk, dislocate; set teeth on edge (Mle)
Tikopia Teki Twitch; give convulsive start (Fth)
Tokelau Teki Surprise, shock; be surprised, be dumbfounded, have a shock (Sma)
Tokelau Teki lava Sudden, happen without warning (Sma)
Tongan Teki Move head or look up suddenly; wince, start with fright; sit up and take notice (Cwd)
Tongan Te/teki Shudder with fright, feel scared or embarrassed (Cwd)

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