Protoform: TIPI.1B [PN] Slap, strike a glancing blow

Description: Slap, strike a glancing blow
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
New Zealand Maori Tipi Glide, skim lightly along the surface; play at ducks and drakes; a short club thrown by hand at close quarters (Wms)
Niuafoʔou Sipi/ʔi To hit (Gry)
Pukapuka Tipi Strike, chop with the hand (Mta)
Rarotongan Tipi Skim (flat stone etc.) along; skim along, skid out sideways (as wheel) (Bse)
Samoan Tipi To give a back handed blow; to play "duck and drake" (Prt)
Tongan Sipi To smack, slap, hit with the palm of the hand (Cwd)
Tongan Chibi A slap, a blow from a club; a particular kind of club (Mar)

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