Protoform: FELA [PN] To spread wide open (esp. legs); open out

Description: To spread wide open (esp. legs); open out
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
Notes:

*0 >> PN *ma-fela, CE *taa-fera "to be spread out", *tu-fera "be open, as legs, door"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Felaʔi Open a wound (Bgs)
East Futuna Fela Spread open (Gzl)
East Uvea Fela Half-open ; open a wound, pull down lower eyelid (I) (Btn)
Emae Fe/fera Spread one`s legs (Cpl)
Hawaiian Hela Spread (arms) (Pki)
Mangareva ʔEra/ʔera Open arms wide (I). Gesticulation des mains; être étendu, déployé (Rch). (Jnu)
Mangareva ʔE/ʔera Etre hardi, être sans honte en face du public Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Faka/hela/hela Have sexual intercourse Phonologically Irregular (Krk)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Pu/fera Open; open leaflet (in plaiting) (Bck)
Marquesas Tuu/heʔa Ecarté (Dln)
Marquesas He/heʔa (MQN), fe/feʔa (MQS) Ecarter fort les jambes (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Tu/whera/ Spread wide open (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Whe/whera, whera-hia Spread out, open v.t. (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Whera/whera Opened (Wms)
Niue Fela Break open (vt) (as a coconut, box, etc.) (McE)
Nukuoro Hela Spread legs (Crl)
Penrhyn Tu/hera Be open (Sta)
Penrhyn Pu/hera To open, bloom (of a flower) (from Rarotongan) (Sta)
Pukapuka Wewela Spread one's legs apart (Mta)
Pukapuka Welawela Frequently spread one's legs apart (Mta)
Raʔivavae Hera Twisted to one side (as the navel); wry (as an eye) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Stn)
Rarotongan Tuu/ʔera/ Open, to be (Bse)
Rarotongan ʔEra/ʔera Wide open (of eyes) (Bse)
Rennellese He/hega/ Sit or stand with legs wide apart, as to expose genitals (Ebt)
Samoan Fela Everted , pull down lower eyelid (Prt)
Tahitian Mata fera Yeux exorbités (Lmt)
Takuu F/fela/ Spread apart (of legs) (Hwd)
Takuu Hela Stand with legs wide apart (Mle)
Tikopia Fela Put up legs apart Problematic (Fth)
Tokelau Fefela Open, expose inner surface (of eyes, anus, cunt) (Sma)
Tongan Fela/ʔi Open wide or wider (Cwd)
Tuamotu Fera Open out (as leaf) (Stn)
Tuamotu Hera Open out (as leaf) (Stn)
Tuvalu Fe/fela Open (of cut, boil, labia); pull down lower eyelid. (Rby)

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