Protoform: FAI-GA [PN] Deed, action; way of doing; try, persist

Description: Deed, action; way of doing; try, persist
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
Notes:

*0 << PN *fai.1, *-ga

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Painga Act, doing (Fbg)
East Futuna Faiga S'efforcer; essayer; effort (Mfr)
East Uvea Faiga S'efforcer de, s'escrimer à; occasion (Rch)
Emae Fai/faiga Deeds, actions, behaviour (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Hainga a mee Wedding feast (Lbr)
Mangareva ʔAiga Pensée; conviction; mesure Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
Marquesas Haina (MQS), haika (MQN). Haaika (Mtu). Richesses, effets, bagages, meubles; fardea, charge. Medicine (Mtu). Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dln)
Niuafoʔou Feinga (ke) Try (Tmo)
Niue Feiga To carry on doing something (refers to doing something while someone else is doing something else) (Sph)
Nukuoro Hainga Law, procedure, rule (Crl)
Pukapuka Wainga Doing, activity; sexual intercourse (Bge)
Rennellese Hainga Doing, action, activity (Ebt)
Samoan Faiga The making, the doing; the getting; custom (Prt)
Tikopia Fainga Doing, deed, practice; technical term indicating transfer of food and/or valuables, used in title of ceremonial or ritual proceedings (Fth)
Tokelau Faiga Method, way, act of making a thing (Sma)
Tongan Faainga Work hard at, struggle or wrestle with (fig.) (Cwd)
Tongan Feinga To try, attempt, endeavour, make an effort; try to get/do (Cwd)
Tuvalu Faiga Actions (Jsn)
Tuvalu Faiga Method (Rby)
Tuvalu Fai/faiga Deed (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Heinga, hinga Think, plan; shout; appear (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Heinga (pl. vaheinga) Thing (NUP, TAU) (Hvn)
West Uvea Fainga Action (Hmn)

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