Protoform: KETU.1 [FJ] Turn over, lift up, root up, rummage

Description: Turn over, lift up, root up, rummage
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to FJ: Fijic
Notes:

*1 Cf. PPN *kenu “disturb earth (esp. with foot); dig”

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Ketu Lift up, erect, exalt; rise (Fts)
Fijian Keti Excavate earth with all five fingers (Cpl)
Luangiua Ku/kuʔe Turn canoe over Problematic (Smd)
Mangaia Ketu Root up (as a pig) (Chn)
Mangareva Ketu Look for (Rch)
Marquesas Ketu Prise up, root, as a pig (I) (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Ketu Remove earth with blunt instrument (Wms)
Niue Ketu To push something aside; comb (hair) (Sph)
Niue Ketu/ketu Wooden comb (Sph)
Niue Ketu/ketu To paddle swiftly Uncertain Semantic Connection (McE)
Penrhyn Ketu Root up the ground (of pigs) (Sta)
Pukapuka Ketuketu Scratch ground (as a hen) (Mta)
Rarotongan Ketu Turn over ground (of pigs) (Bse)
Rotuman Kesu Scratch in earth (of fowls) Problematic (Cwd)
Tahitian ʔEtu Fouir la terre (se dit des cochons) (Lmt)
Tuamotu Ketu Root (as a hog) etc. (Stn)
Waya Aa/qetu Ransack, rummage through things (Ply)

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