Protoform: TOE.2 [EC] Split Pandanus leaves into strips

Description: Split Pandanus leaves into strips
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EC: Ellicean

*1 Cf. PN *tosi
*8 Note. *fohi, *ma-fohi attest that *ohi > MAO /oe/. Cf. also *mamahi > *mamae

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Koe Scratch, claw, scrape; strip pandanus leaves; strike match; card wool etc (Pki)
Hawaiian Maa/koe/ To rake, strip, scrape away (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Doe Short stick with rows of pins for stripping Pandanus leaves; strip, cut in long strips (Lbr)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Te/te Split with thumb nail Phonologically Irregular (Bck)
Marquesas Totoe/buakka Grass sp. similar to twitch grass (Crk)
Marquesas To(e)/toe puaka Espèce d'herbe (graminée) (Dln)
New Zealand Maori To(to)e Split, divide (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Ma/toe/ Split, crack, open in fissures (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Toe/toe Split into strips or shreds; grass, sedge, etc. of various spp., particularly Arundo [Austroderia].... (Wms)
Penrhyn Toe Split (Sta)
Penrhyn To/toe To split off; to split into broad strings or strips; splitter, tool to tear a wide leaf into several strips (Sta)
Penrhyn Toe/toe Split into fine strings or strips (of rauhara, kata niikau, etc.) (Sta)
Tahitian Ti/toe An instrument to make a groove; any kind of beading or grooving plane; to form any kind of grooves (Dvs)
Tahitian Matoe A crack or split; to crack or split, as wood in the sun (Dvs)
Tahitian Tiitoe Bouveter (Lmt)
Tuamotu Kii/toe/toe To split with a pointed instrument into many strips suitable for plaiting (Stn)

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