Protoform: FASI.A [OC] Split, cleave: *fa((q)a)si

Description: Split, cleave: *fa((q)a)si
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic
Notes:

*0 >> PN *ma-fasi, NP *wasi
*1 Cf. PN *faqa.3 “burst, split open”, *faqa-si “side”
*3 PEO *vazi "split lengthwise" (Gty. 1983).
*4 POC *p(w)asi "cut up, cut off, cut lengthwise" (LPO I:250).
*5 PMP *bad'i` "keil" (Dpf. 1938).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Fahi Fendre (Rch)
Emae Faaia Couper une feuille en son centre pour faire nattes [ou] paniers Problematic (Rve)
Emae Faia Diviser (une feuille de coco) Problematic (Rve)
Fijian Vasi-a Split firewood (Cpl)
Fijian Baasi To break a thing (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Fasi/a To split (Clk)
Rennellese Haʔasia Be cut (as feet on coral or stone) (Ebt)
Rotuman Pasi Split, divide lengthwise (Cwd)
Samoan Faasi To split (Prt)
Tongan Fahi Split, chop in two (Cwd)
Tongan Fahe, fahe-fahe To split, to rend, cracked, broken, separated off (Mar)
Vaeakau-Taumako Hai/a Break off a part of something (Hvn)
Waya Basi Break, split, tear off (Ply)
West Futuna Fasi-a To split cleanly, as in tearing a leaf in two, splitting a coconut, snapping a twig, splitting firewood; to split something in two (Dty)

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