Protoform: FIFI.2A [NP] Entangled; confused

Description: Entangled; confused
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian
Notes:

*1 Cf. PPN *fisi

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Hihi Knotted (Fts)
Easter Island Hihi/hihi Twist, lace; entangled, difficult to understand (Fts)
Easter Island Haka hihi Twist, wring (e.g. clothes, one's arm, etc.) (Wbr)
Easter Island Haka hihi-hihi Hinder, prevent (Wbr)
Fijian Vivi-ga To wrap up, as a mat; to bind, as a bandage (Cpl)
Hawaiian Hihi Entangle, creep, spread, intertwine (Pki)
Mangareva ʔIʔi Embrouiller; perdre le fil de ses idées, être confus (Rch)
Mangareva Peʔe/ʔiʔi Etre touffu, entrelacé,croisé (se dit des branches de plante rampantes et de celles des arbrisseaux qui forment des touffes en s'entrelaçant) (Rch)
Mangareva Ta/ʔiʔi Etre embrouillé, s'embrouiller (se dit de cordes, de fils, de chaînes, de la chevelure, de laine, etc.) (Rch)
Mangareva Vivi Chaine. Phonologically Irregular (Chf)
Marquesas Hihi Etre confus (Dln)
Marquesas Fefé A net of cocoa fibres to catch turtle (Crk)
Marquesas Fifi (MQS), hihi (MQN) Devenir tapu (sacré), être tapu; rendu tapu (sacré) par l'infraction d'un tapu (Dln)
Moriori Whiwhi Entangle (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Whiwhi Wind around, wrap around; entangled (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Whii/whiwhi Entangled (Wms)
Penrhyn Hihi/hihi Entangled (Sta)
Penrhyn Hihi Chain (Sta)
Pukapuka Wiwi Tangled; criss-crossed (Sby)
Raʔivavae Hihi To be entangled, caught (as in a net); to tie or tangle up, as with a net; to be wrapped around; difficult, involved in difficulties (Stn)
Rarotongan ʔI/ʔii Catch on a snag; entangle; strike (gold, fish, luck), encounter Phonologically Irregular (Bse)
Rarotongan Aka/ii Ensnare, entangle (Sve)
Tahitian Fifi Compliqué, embrouillé, difficile, dangereux; chaîne. Entangled, enslaved, intricate; to be involved in difficulties; a chain (Dvs). (Lmt)
Tahitian A/fifi Bundle of breadfruits or coconuts tied together. Lier (Jsn). Problematic (Dvs)
Tuamotu Hihi To be entangled...involved in difficulties...involved, intricate, hard (work)... (Stn)
Tuvalu Fifi Snag a line, tangle (Rby)
Tuvalu Fifi To be tangled, to snag; to be confused (Jsn)
Vaeakau-Taumako La/vihi Get stuck, not fit, be too long Problematic (Hvn)
West Futuna Sa/fifi (ANI) Crooked Problematic (Cpl)

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