Protoform: GAKI.A [CE] Apply oneself to, occupy oneself with, strive for

Description: Apply oneself to, occupy oneself with, strive for
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian
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Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Naʔi To strive to obtain, endeavour to examine or understand (Pki)
Mangaia Ngaki Earn, get more, try to get enough (Sta)
Mangaia Ngaki/ngaki Do fishing continuously (Sta)
Mangareva Gaki S'efforcer, employer toute sa force; effort (Rch)
New Zealand Maori Ngaki Apply oneself to, occupy oneself intently with, strive for (Wms)
Niue Kaki To try hard to do something or get something; to strive Problematic (Sph)
Penrhyn Ngaki To feed (Sta)
Pukapuka Ngaki Try hard to obtain something or someone Problematic (Sby)
Pukapuka Waka/ngaki To long for, to persist in desire and hope for something or someone very difficult to achieve (Bge)
Raʔivavae ŋaʔi To occupy oneself with, apply oneself devotedly or intently to, strive for...; to fulfill, carry out Uncertain Semantic Connection (Stn)
Tuamotu ŋaki To occupy oneself with, apply oneself to the completion of; to cherish, nourish, take good care of; to serve devotedly... (Sks)

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