Protoform: TOSI.1 [AN] Split Pandanus leaves into strips

Description: Split Pandanus leaves into strips
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian

*1 Cf. EC *toe.2
*4 POC *tosi "score, split, pull apart lengthwise" (LPO I:258).
*5 PMP *tes "tear" (ACD).
*6 PAN *testes "to tear, tear up" (Bst. 1979).
*8 Note. *fohi, *ma-fohi attest that *ohi > MAO /oe/.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Toi (rau kie) Split (pandanus leaf) (Fbg)
East Uvea Tohi Fendre une feuille de lau`akau avec une valve de moule (Rch)
Emae Tosi/a Split Pandanus leaves for weaving (Cpl)
Fijian Toci/toci To split fine (Cpl)
Fijian Tase-a Split lengthwise Problematic (Cpl)
Marquesas Tohi Couper par tranches avec la main (Lch)
Nukuoro Dohi Strip dilo to make plaited hats Problematic (Crl)
Pukapuka Toi Slice in strips, split pandanus into lengths (Mta)
Rennellese Tosi To split, as plaiting strands (Ebt)
Tokelau Tohi Slit (pandanus leaves) into even strips, for mat weaving (Sma)
Tongan Tohi To split a (usually Pandanus) leaf with a sharp shell (Cwd)
Tuvalu Tosi Cut laufala, laukie into small strips (lino) for weaving mats (Rby)
Tuvalu Tohi/tohi Divide Pandanus into strips for weaving (Rby)
Waya Tocitoci Cut pandanus or coconut leaves into strips, preparatory to weaving mats (Ply)
West Futuna Tosi/a Cut, trim (of hair) (Dty)

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