Protoform: FAKA-.2 [PN] Similative prefix: to be or behave like (with nouns)

Description: Similative prefix: to be or behave like (with nouns)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
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Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Faka- A la manière de; agir comme (Mfr)
East Uvea Faka- A la façon de, en forme de (Rch)
Hawaiian Haʔa, haa-, hoʔo- Simulative: prefix of pretense or similarity (Pki)
New Zealand Maori Whaka- Signifies the assumption of the character or form expressed by the noun (Wms)
Niue Faka- To act in the manner of (Sph)
Nuguria Faka- Simulative prefix (Dvl)
Penrhyn Haka- Approximative or simulative prefix (Sta)
Rarotongan ʔAka- Simulative: to make somebody out to be, to call somebody something, to pretend to be (Bse)
Rennellese Haka- Prefix of similitude (Ebt)
Rotuman Faka- Prefix signifying like . Problematic (Cwd)
Samoan Faʔa- Characteristic of, proper or belonging to; like, in the manner of, of the same kind as (Prt)
Sikaiana Haka- To pretend to be or act in the state described by the noun (Dnr)
Tikopia Faka- After the style of (Fth)
Tokelau Faka- Characteristic of, behaving like (Sma)
Tongan Faka- Prefix denoting likeness (Cwd)
Tuvalu Faka- To act a role (Rby)
West Uvea Faga- Préfixe devant les substantifs: comme, à la manière de (Hmn)

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