Protoform: FILO [EO] Twist cord from fibres by rolling them on the thigh

Description: Twist cord from fibres by rolling them on the thigh
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EO: Eastern Oceanic

*1 Cf. PN *firo.1 "mix, mingle".
*3 PEO *pilo(s) "make a cord by twisting fibres on the thigh" (Evans) (LPO I:85,287)

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Piro Twist (Yen)
East Futuna Filo To twist cord from fibre (e.g. sennit) (Bgs)
East Uvea Filo Thread, yarn (Rch)
Easter Island Hiro Plait, braid. Twist (e.g. as in making rope) (Wbr). (Kvt)
Fijian Vulo Twist thread on knee (Cpl)
Fijian Viro Cross-grained (of timber) Problematic (Cpl)
Hawaiian Hilo Twist, braid, spin; twisted, braided (Pki)
Luangiua Hilo Make rope; rolling netting fibre on thigh (Smd)
Mangareva ʔIro (plural ʔiʔiro, ʔiroʔiro) Faire des ficelles sur les cuisses à la manière traditionelle (Rch)
Mangareva ʔIro Faire de la ficelle sur les cuisses (Jnu)
Marquesas Hiʔo Corder, filer (Dln)
Nguna Vilo/ki Twist (Stz)
Niue Filo To twist (as a rope), to plait; string, thread, reel of cotton (McE)
Niue Filo kaufana Bow string (Lws)
Nukuoro Hilo Braid strands of sennit (Crl)
Nukuoro Hiro/hiro Sinnet (Crn)
Pukapuka Wilo To braid (e.g. sinnet) (Mta)
Raʔivavae Hiro To make or lay cord by affixing strands end to end and twisting; to twist strands together with the fingers... (Stn)
Rarotongan ʔIro Twist lines with palm on thigh (Bse)
Rennellese Higo Coil, braid; to mix (Ebt)
Saʔa Hulo Close up, wrap around (Ivs)
Samoan Filo Twine, thread (Prt)
Sikaiana Hilo To braid (as rope) (Sps)
Takuu Filo Roll rope (on thighs) (Hwd)
Takuu Hilo Roll sennit strands on one's thighs to make rope (Mle)
Tikopia Firo Roll cord on thigh, twist (Fth)
Tokelau Filo Roll together the coconut fibre strands (usually between the palm of the hand and the upper thigh) into cord; thread (of cotton, silk etc.) (Sma)
Tongan Filo(ilo) Spin, make thread string or rope; thread, cotton, thin string (Cwd)
Tongan Filo(filo)hi Executive transitive of filo (Cwd)
Tongan Filo Thread, string; the perinaeum (Mar)
Vaeakau-Taumako Filo Bound with wicker (Ebt)
West Futuna Firo/sia Twist together two or more pieces; distinct from braiding (Dty)
West Uvea Filo-sia (en fabriquant des cordes) Travailler (les fibres) sur la cuisse (Hmn)

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