Protoform: LAMA.1 [PN] To watch for, to ambush

Description: To watch for, to ambush
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PPN *rama "torch; to fish at night with torches".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Lama Etre guetté; etre surveillé; etre recherché (Mfr)
Easter Island Ra/rama/ To inspect, to review . Registrar, inspeccionar (Chl)
Marquesas ʔAma/ʔama Garder, faire sentinelle (Dln)
Niue Lama-ti Lie in wait (for) (Sph)
Niue Lamati Court, woo (colloquial) (McE)
Niue Lama/kai To be mean, stingy Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sph)
Pukapuka Laama/ti Hold a grudge, take revenge (Sby)
Samoan Lama Set an ambush, wait for a chance to strike (Prt)
Sikaiana Lama/lama To watch for (Dnr)
Tikopia Rama Brood, harbour ill thoughts against someone (Fth)
Tokelau Lama(lama) Lie in wait, set an ambush (to catch or attack); find fault with someone, watch for someone's mistake (Sma)
Tongan Lama, lamasi Keep watch on, look out for (Cwd)
Tuvalu Lama/ti Keep an eye on (Rby)

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