Protoform: TOLO.2A [FJ] Creep, crawl, be dragged, or extend along the ground, walk bent over: *(to)tolo

Description: Creep, crawl, be dragged, or extend along the ground, walk bent over: *(to)tolo
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to FJ: Fijic

*0 > PN *to-tolo 'crawl', *tolofi 'approach stealthily'
*2 PCP *dolo 'crawl (along the ground)' (LPO V: 397).
*4 POC *jolo(R) "creep, crawl" (Rss. 1988).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Toro/toro To crawl...; plant sp. (Triumfetta procumbens) (Fbg)
East Futuna Tolo Traîner. Etre traîné par terre (Mfr) (Gzl)
East Futuna Tolo lalo Se traîner sur le derrière (Mfr)
East Uvea Tolo/tolo Se traîner (Rch)
Fijian Toro Move (Cpl)
Hawaiian Kolo To creep, crawl; to move along, as a gentle breeze or shower; to walk bent over as in respect to a chief or an indication of humility (Pki)
Hawaiian Kolo/kolo Any creeping vine (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Dolo/dolo To crawl (Lbr)
Kapingamarangi Dolo To crawl, to edge forward (Lbr)
Luangiua Kolo Kriechen [crawl] (Sar)
Mangareva Toro Marcher en se courbant pour ne pas être vu (Rch)
Mangareva Toro/aki Se baisser; être courbé, soit par fardeau, soit par infirmité ou par vieillesse (Rch)
Mangareva Toro/toro Espion (Rch)
Mangareva ʔAka/toro/toro Marcher avec précaution; walk cautiously. Entrer en cachette la nuit chez une femme endormie; secretly enter a house at night to seduce a woman. (Chf)
Mangareva Toro Tendre la main; extend one's hand. (Chf)
Marquesas Toʔo/papa Se courber fortement en marchant (Lch)
New Zealand Maori Toro Creep (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Toro/papa Lie flat (Wms)
Niue Tolo/tolo To walk slowly (Sph)
Niue Tolo Move; assemble, come together (of people); young lice Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sph)
Niue Faka/tolo/tolo To crouch (McE)
Nukuoro Dolo Creep (very slow movement over ground) (Crl)
Penrhyn Toro/toro To creep, crawl (Sta)
Pukapuka Tolo/tolo To crawl (Bge)
Rarotongan Toro/toro Creep, slither, crawl; stretch out, extend (as tendrils etc.) (Bse)
Rennellese Togo Crawl (Ebt)
Samoan Tolo (pl. fe-tolo-fi) Crawl, swarm (said of animals found in numbers); (of animals) steal food, by moving up to it surreptitiously (Mnr)
Samoan So/solo Creep, crawl Problematic (Prt)
Sikaiana Tolo To crawl; to move slowly (Dnr)
Tahitian Toro Rampant, grimpant (se dit des plantes); s'étendre, ramper, grimper (Lmt)
Tahitian Toro/toro To creep (Dvs)
Takuu Toro (of grasses and certain plants) Grow along the ground or over a surface; collect edible shellfish in shallow water (Mle)
Tikopia Toro (pl. fe-toro-fi) Creep; crawl (Fth)
Tokelau Tolo (of crabs, insects, etc.) Crawl about in big numbers, swarm; drag something on the ground (Sma)
Tongan Tolo/na To pass over (of clouds, rain, storm etc., or of trouble, war, &c.) (Cwd)
Tongan Tolo/i To lengthen out, draw out, extend (Cwd)
Tuamotu Toro Creep, crawl (Stn)
Waya Toro Move a short distance, shift one's position (Ply)
Waya Dolo Crawl, wriggle or slide along on one's belly, like a snake or eel (Ply)
West Futuna (Toro)(h)toro To crawl, creep, walk bent over. Marcher a quatre pattes (Rve). (Dty)
West Futuna Toro/jia To pull, drag, haul. Tirer au sec (pirogue) (Rve). (Dty)

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