Protoform: LIKO.2 [AN] Encircle, surround

Description: Encircle, surround
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian

*0 >> PN *niko "circular, go in circles"
*1 Cf. PPN *niko "circle, curve; go in circles or curves"
*5 PMP *li(9)ke[r] "sich winden, kreisen" (Dpf. 1938).
*6 PAN *likaw "curve, bend, winding" (ACD).
*7 PWMP *li(9)kaw "wind, turn, meander" (Bst. 1986).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Liiko/i Etre entortillé (corde) (Mfr)
Mota Ligo Tie up (as a pig); hang by the neck, strangle Problematic (Cdn)
Niue Liko/liko To surround (e lagi likoliko, the firmament) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Wms)
Niue Liko/liko Open, empty (occurs only in association with lagi or puulagi, space) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sph)
Samoan Liʔo/liʔo Surround (Prt)
Samoan Liʔo Circle n (Prt)
Tikopia Riiko/i Encircle, surround (Fth)
Tikopia Liko Go sinuously, circle Problematic (Fth)
Tikopia Liko/liko Circle, spiral Problematic (Fth)
Tikopia Riiko/fi Encircle, surround, swirl round (Fth)
Tongan Liko Type of fishing net (Cwd)
Tuamotu Riko Wings of a fish-trap (Stn)

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