Protoform: GALI.1 [PN] Nibble, gnaw

Description: Nibble, gnaw
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
Notes:

*4 POC *9aris-i 'gnaw, nibble (perhaps of animals)' (LPO V:234).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Naŋi-naŋi Chew (very little) Phonologically Irregular (Wbr)
Hawaiian Nali Nibble, gnaw (Pki)
Kapingamarangi N/ngali/ To eat by repetitive small bites (Lbr)
Luangiua ŋaŋi Nibble Phonologically Irregular (Smd)
Mangareva Gari/gari Peel a fruit; bite. Assiéger; mordre; peler un fruit, enlever la superficie d'une nourriture; douleurs ressenties après un travail auquel on n'est pas accoutumé; douleurs causées par la gratte (ciguatera) (Rch). (Jnu)
New Zealand Maori Ngari Annoyance, disturbance Problematic (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Ngari/ngari Annoying Problematic (Wms)
Niue Gali To gnaw (Sph)
Nukuoro N/ngali Take a bite of something held in the hand (Crl)
Pukapuka Ngali Nibble, gnaw, bite in scooping motion (Sby)
Rennellese Ngagi/ngagi To bite while holding , in the hand, as a papaya (Ebt)
Samoan Gali Gnaw (Prt)
Takuu N/nani Bite a piece off something; nibble, bite with the front teeth, nip Phonologically Irregular (Mle)
Tikopia Ngari Bite (with teeth); gnaw, nibble (Fth)
Tikopia Ngari/ngari Polynesian Rat (Rattus exulans) (Fth)
Tokelau Gali Gnaw, bite off piece by piece from a big piece (Sma)
Tongan Ngali Nibble, chew, gnaw, as a rat (Cwd)
Tuvalu Gali Bite off more fruit than one can chew (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ngali/a Bite, gnaw (Hvn)
West Futuna Gari/a To consume sugarcane or sweet coconuts by stripping off the outside husk and chewing on the fiber to extract the juices; to gnaw. Enlever avec dents; manger coprah en mordant dans la noix (Rve). (Dty)
West Futuna ŋar/ŋari-a To gnaw (Cpl)

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