Protoform: WOKE [PN] Lever with twisting action: *(w)oke

Description: Lever with twisting action: *(w)oke
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 ? Cf. PN *hoka 'husk coconut'
*1 Cf. CE *koke 'thrust with sharp object'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Uoke A supernatural being who traditionally traveled about the Pacific, destroying islands with a gigantic lever; he is said to have broken his lever at Easter Island and thus been unable to destroy it (Egt 1970:182) (Fts)
Rennellese Oke To thrust, as to the side; to thrust a canoe outward with a paddle (Ebt)
Tongan Voke(voke) To pinch and twist at the same time; to tweak (Cwd)

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