Protoform: UA.2 [PN] Levering or prying action

Description: Levering or prying action
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*8 Note. Reflexes in some languages suggest *ua-(a)ki.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Ue/i To lift up a sheet or mat; to open a jar (may be equivalent to removing a sheet or mat from a more traditional type of parcel) Problematic (Fbg)
East Futuna Ua/ki Lancer avec force; jeter avec force Uncertain Semantic Connection (Mfr)
East Uvea Ua/ua Ramer avec une simple rame (Rch)
Hawaiian U(w)a/i To move (as an object), push aside; move from place to place (as a tethered animal), sliding (as a door); opening and shutting (Pki)
Mangaia ʔUa/aki Remove, pull off with force (Sta)
Mangareva Ua/i Faire mordre un levier sous une pierre ou autre chose; pousser une pirogue de la terre en mer; enfoncer en terre un morceau de bois, un fer. To push a canoe or raft into the water (Tgr). (Rch)
Marquesas Ua/ʔi. ʔUa/i (Lch). Launch or recover a canoe; uncover an oven. Tirer une pirogue à sec; la porter à la mer; défourner, retirer le pain du four, retirer le ma du silo (Lch). (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Ua/ki Push (as in launching a canoe), push open a sliding door (Bgs)
Rennellese Ube/ʔi To stir up, as a fire; to scatter, upset (Ebt)
Rennellese Ua To pry loose; to thrust, as a snare at flying fox; to pull, as a trigger (Ebt)
Samoan Ua/ua A lever ; prise up (Prt)
Tikopia Ua/aki Lever outwards, as in enlarging a hole with digging-stick, moving log with crowbar, working paddle away from canoe side (Fth)
Tongan Ua Wedge up, lever up (Cwd)
Tuamotu Ua/i To transfer, hand over, give over to Uncertain Semantic Connection (Stn)
West Futuna Raga/ua (ANI) To lift (a fallen tree) (Dty)

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