Protoform: FAA-QITA.* [NP] Grimace, make faces

Description: Grimace, make faces
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian
Notes:

*0 << PN *faka-qita

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Haika/ika Make faces; grimace of defiance and contempt (Pki)
Marquesas Faita Faire des grimaces; grimacer (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Whaaita(ita) Distort one's features, grin. Show one's teeth (Tgr). (Wms)
Raʔivavae Haaita To make a grimace by twisting the jaw and drawing back the lips (Stn)
Rarotongan Aita To contort, as the mouth (Bse)
Rennellese Baaʔita Be clenched, exposed, as teeth Phonologically Irregular (Ebt)
Tahitian Faita To make grimaces (Dvs)
Tuamotu Faaita Make a grimace (Stn)

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