Protoform: WISI [OC] Entangled

Description: Entangled
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*1 Dissimilated from PN *fisi
*4 POC *pisi "bind up, tie up, wind round wrap" (Rss 1998).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Visi Etre emmêlé; s'emmêler; se mêler de; embrouille, dispute (Mfr)
Emae Visi/a Prendre au collet (Rve)
Luangiua Visi Knotted (Smd)
Mangareva Ko/viʔi Rendre les cheveux souples par l'usage de l'huile de coco Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
Niue Vihi Entangled, trapped [ex. fly in spider web]. Plaited (McE). (Sph)
Sikaiana Visi Tangled up, as a fishing line; crowded, full of people (Dnr)
Takuu Visi Entangle, (during weaving) merge two sets of cordage; entangled; mixed up, in a confused state; closely related (and therefore unable to marry) (Mle)

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