Protoform: KIWI.2 [PN] Blind or partially sighted; close the eyes

Description: Blind or partially sighted; close the eyes
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
Notes:

*1 Cf. PN *kui.1

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Kivi Blind adj (Mfr)
Emae Kivi Blind (person) (Cpl)
Fijian Kivi Glance to one side (Cpl)
Kapingamarangi Giwi Squint v (used only in compounds) (Lbr)
Luangiua Haa/ʔivi Wink (Smd)
Luangiua Ha/ʔivi To aim throw [?] (Smd)
New Zealand Maori Kiwi Apteryx spp., nocturnal bird spp Uncertain Semantic Connection (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Whaka(ki)kiwi Glance sideways (Wms)
Niue Kivi To be half-closed (of eye), to get tired (Sph)
Niue Faka/kivi/kivi Close the eyes. Keep squinting (Sph). (McE)
Niue Mata/kivi Blind (abusive) (Lws)
Penrhyn Mata/kivi/kivi Turn aside (Sta)
Pukapuka Mata kivi/kivi Disagreeable (Bge)
Rennellese Kibi Blind, to be, see imperfectly, blind in one eye (Ebt)
Samoan ʔIvi Blind in one eye, wink (Prt)
Sikaiana Kivi Wink the eyes (Dnr)
Takuu (H)ak/kivi Wink (Mle)
Takuu Kivi Blind in one eye; (of one's eye or eyes) permanently half-closed and partially blind (Mle)
Takuu Hak/kivi Wink (Mle)
Tikopia Kivi Grimace, screw up the face (Fth)
Tokelau Kivi Blind (in one eye) (Sma)
Tongan Kivi Sunken and sightless, of eyes Problematic (Cwd)
Vaeakau-Taumako Khivi Blind (used about eyes and not persons), bad (used about eyes) (Hvn)
West Futuna Kivi/kivi Weak (of eyes); to squint. Regard du myope (Rve). (Dty)
West Uvea Kivi-sia Fermer les yeux (Hmn)
West Uvea Faga/kivi(sia) Fermer les yeux (Hmn)
West Uvea Kivi/kivi Sommeiller [Heo Dialect]; cligner des yeux [Muli Dialect] (Hmn)

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