Protoform: LI-AKI [PN] Cast (as a line); throw away

Description: Cast (as a line); throw away
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
Notes:

*1 Cf. PN *lii.1 "throw", TA *riaki "rise, lift up"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Riiki-na Abandon, leave alone, give up (Fbg)
East Futuna Liaki Whirl round then cast/throw away (Bgs)
East Uvea Liiaki Cast a line, stone etc (Rch)
Emae Reeki/na Throw away, fling, let go of (something moving) (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele -rekina Off, away, out (verb occurring only as second element of compounds (Clk)
Ifira-Mele Riaki Tip out (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Liagi Wave, wag, swing something in the hand, change clothes (Lbr)
Luangiua Liaʔi Swing (Smd)
Niue Liaki To swing so as to throw something. To pretend to throw something while retaining it in the hand (McE). (Sph)
Niue Li/liaki/ Swing to and fro. Swing the arms when walking (McE). (Sph)
Niue Lia/liaki To whirl round (Lws)
Nuguria Riaki (pass. riki/ina) Throw away (Dvl)
Nukuoro Liagi Dump, throw out, discard (Crl)
Rennellese Giaki Lift up, swing, fling, reject (Ebt)
Rennellese Giakina Washed ashore, cast up (Ebt)
Samoan Liaʔi Whirl, swing round, pull up (Prt)
Sikaiana Liaki Scatter about, shake out; (of fish) lay eggs; (of wind) change direction (Dnr)
Takuu Riaki Perform throwing motion without releasing an object from the hand; scatter about, sprinkle; flick (s.o. from s.t. else); throw s.o. to the ground; throw s.t. over s.t. else without releasing it from one’s hand; shake out (with vigorous hand movement); throw with a sling; shed (hair, leaves, skin, etc.); cast off, lose (a tooth); lay (an egg) outside the nest; (of a baby) born prematurely (Mle)
Tikopia Riaki Throw, fling, cast line in fishing; spread, scatter (Fth)
Tokelau Liaki Throw (e.g. a ball); swing (e.g. a bat); flick (e.g.a cloth); uproot (of plants) (Sma)
Tokelau Liaki/na Cast ashore, stranded (Sma)
Tokelau Lia/liaki To wave (e.g. a handkerchief); shake (e.g. head) (Sma)
Tongan Liaki Swing, toss, fling (Cwd)
Tongan Liagi To abandon, to throw away; the name of a game (Mar)
Tuvalu Liaki Cast a line, stone etc (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Liaki/na Throw, drop, leave (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Liaki Stick (to kill fish with, for drumming, etc.) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Lieki/lieki A dance where people walk around within the dancing circle Problematic (Hvn)
West Futuna Riaki fiai To reel, turn about, just before death Uncertain Semantic Connection (Cpl)
West Futuna Riaki/na (WFU) To beckon (tano rima) (Cpl)
West Futuna Rieki-na To throw out earth or rubbish in mat (Cpl)
West Uvea Liaki-na, leaki-na Jeter, lancer (épervier); éparpiller avec la main; se secouer (Hmn)
West Uvea Le/lekina Jeter par terre; démolir, déraciner; enlever et jeter (Hmn)
West Uvea Lia/leakina Agiter (p.ex. mouchoir) (Hmn)

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