Protoform: KA-KAI [NP] Sharp

Description: Sharp
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian
Notes:

*0 >> XO *kaa.2, CE *koi
*5 Cf. PEO *kani
*7 Cf. PNCV *ka-kani, PMC *ka-ka9i "sharp"
*8 Note. Unexplained *` in EAS.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Kakai Sharp (as a knife) (Fbg)
East Futuna Kakai Affile, aiguise, tranchant (Gzl)
East Futuna Fa/kakai Sharpen (Mfr)
East Uvea Kakai Tranchant (Rch)
Easter Island Kaʔi/kaʔi Sharp Phonologically Irregular (Fts)
Emae Ma/kakai/ Sharp (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Maji/kai/ Sharp (Clk)
Luangiua I/ʔai Knife (Smd)
Luangiua Maka/ʔai Pointed (Smd)
Luangiua Makaai/ʔai Small knives (for clams) (Smd)
Nuguria Mata/kkai Pointed (of spear) (Dvl)
Rennellese Kakai To be sharp (Ebt)
Samoan Ma/ʔai Sharp (Prt)
Takuu Mata/kkai (of a point) Sharp (Mle)
Tikopia Mata/kai/ Sharp (of blade, of claw) (Fth)
Tokelau Kakaha Sharpness, keenness Phonologically Irregular (Sma)
Tuvalu Kkai To be sharp (of a knife or a blade) (Jsn)
Tuvalu Kai Sharp (Rby)
West Futuna Mta/kai. mta/kei (Cpl). Sharp. Etroit (nez) (Rve). (Dty)
West Uvea Mata/kakai Sharp, pointed (Hmn)

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