Protoform: TOFI [AN] To cut in pieces, divide

Description: To cut in pieces, divide
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian

*0 >> PN *ma-tofi.a "be split in two"
*1 Cf. PN *tosi "split pandanus leaves"
*6 PAN *Cebiq "split, divide, break off" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Topi Garden, orchard (Fbg)
East Futuna Tofi Diviser, partage, rompre (Gzl)
East Uvea Tofi Partager, diviser, couper (Btn)
Fijian Dovi-a Cut or break food into pieces (Cpl)
Luangiua Kohi Snap, break (Smd)
Mangareva Toʔi Couper dans le siolo de fermentation de grands morceaux de nourriture (ma); couper en morceaux des vivres, des fruits (Rch)
Mangareva To/toʔi Fendre d'un seul coup; rétention subite d'urine (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Tehi (pass. tehia) Cut in pieces (Bck)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Tohi Perform ceremony (Bck)
Marquesas Tohi Divide (Dln)
Marquesas Pa/tohi Couper le fruit à pain par tranches; partager avec la main le mâ, la popoi; tailler à facettes (Lch)
Moriori Tohii Perform tohi ritual (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Tohi-a Cut, divide, separate; a ceremony related to the severing of the navel cord (Wms)
Niue Tofi Cut into strips; chisel n. To chisel, to gouge; cut (top part of yam tuber for replanting) (Sph). (McE)
Nuguria T/tohi, tohi/tohi Split, break (a piece of bread, coconut spround, because it is soft); share between people (Dvl)
Nukumanu T/tohi Break (bread) (Trt)
Nukuoro Dohi/dohi Divide up (Crl)
Penrhyn Tohi Chisel (Sta)
Pukapuka Toi Chip using an adze (Sby)
Rarotongan Toʔi/toʔi Chisel away, take out, nick, groove, carve out, notch; a chisel or similar gouging implement (Bse)
Rennellese Tohi/tohi Break into pieces (Ebt)
Rennellese Lobi To shave Borrowed (Ebt)
Rennellese Lobi/kuu To shave, as the head of someone else; to chop off, as nearly all the fronds of a coconut Borrowed (Ebt)
Samoan Tofi Split, divide, cleave (Prt)
Sikaiana Tohi Break off a piece from hard material (Dnr)
Tahitian Tohi Ciseau à bois, ciseau à froid, gouge; se servir d'un ciseau. A chisel, an instrument to cleave bread fruit; to use a chisel, to split breadfruit (Dvs). (Lmt)
Tahitian Tohi/tohi "Pelle à baleine". A harpoon; to use a chisel (Dvs). (Lmt)
Takuu Tofi Split or tear apart, as a fish (Hwd)
Takuu T/tohi Split or tear something apart (e.g. an item of food) (Mle)
Tikopia Tofe Cut with a blade (Fth)
Tokelau Tofi Cut with a chisel; split, rend (Sma)
Tokelau To/tofi Separate, split (v) (Sma)
Tokelau Tofi/tofi Split something into pieces for sharing, divide (Sma)
Tongan Tofi Cut up or cut off, with a pressing movement; knife made of ironwood (toa) (Cwd)
Tongan Tofi(-tofi) To mince (Mar)
Tuamotu Tohi Gouge (Stn)
Tuvalu ʔTofi To break off into small pieces; to cut or divide into small pieces (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Tohi/a Cut breadfruit, banana ; break off, cut up, split (Grn)

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