Protoform: FOKA [NP] Move suddenly, as against an adversary, or involuntarily when asleep

Description: Move suddenly, as against an adversary, or involuntarily when asleep
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian
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Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Poka Jump with a start, as when suddenly awakened (Fbg)
East Futuna Foka/ʔi Coup de poing envoye directement ou lestement sur son aversaire (Gzl)
Marquesas Hoka Courageux, brave, intrepide, hardie; courage Problematic (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Hoka/i Spasmodic movement of the limbs (Wms)
Tahitian Hoa To grasp an antagonist, as a wrestler (Dvs)

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