Protoform: MILI [PN] Rub, massage; handle (v)

Description: Rub, massage; handle (v)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
Notes:

*0 >> CE *koo-miri, TA *miri "embalm a corpse"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Miri To drill or bore a hole in something (Fbg)
East Futuna Mili Stroke, rub gently; anoint; lotion (Bgs)
East Uvea Mili(mili) Masser, manipuler, frictionner, manier, palper; se mettre du parfum (Rch)
Emae Miri/miria Massage, rub in fingers, roll on thigh (Cpl)
Emae Miri To bleach one's hair red Uncertain Semantic Connection (Clk)
Hawaiian Mili Handle, fondle, caress (Pki)
Hawaiian Mili/mili To examine with interest or curiosity and admiration (Pki)
Kapingamarangi M/mili To scrub; to caress; to bathe (archaic) (Lbr)
Kapingamarangi Mili/mili Caressing; to rub back and forth between hands (Lbr)
Luangiua Miŋi/miŋi Rub Phonologically Irregular (Smd)
Luangiua Mili Twist, bore (Smd)
Mangareva Miri Toucher souvent un mal; être longtemps à un petit travail (Rch)
Mangareva Miri/miri Caresser, stroke. (Chf)
Marquesas Miʔi Manipuler, considérer en touchant (Dln)
Marquesas U/miʔi Caresser; stroke, caress; se frotter à qqn tel un chat (Chf)
Marquesas Miʔi/noni (MQN) Caresser; pet, caress (chuchoter, cajoler; se dit d'un enfant qui se blottit) (Chf)
Marquesas Miʔi/miʔi (NKH), u/miʔi (Ua Huka), miʔi noni (Ua Pou) Dorloter, coddle (Chf)
New Zealand Maori Miri Rub, stroke, wipe; smear; twist strands of dressed flax by rubbing them on the thigh; soothe... (Wms)
Niuafoʔou Mili/mili Rub (Gry)
Niue Mili Rub with the palm of the hand. To rub; to mingle, to crowd (Sph). (McE)
Nuguria M/miri Tighten (lid of bottle) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dvl)
Nukumanu M/miri Trim (lamp) (plural) (Trt)
Nukuoro M/mili Crush, pulverise; rub back and forth in the hands, like a fire drill (Crl)
Penrhyn Miri Rub oil on; touch (Sta)
Pukapuka Mili/mili Feel, touch, masturbate (Bge)
Raʔivavae Ho(r)o/miri To caress, fondle with the hand (Stn)
Raʔivavae Horo/miri To rub or anoint with fragrant oils (Stn)
Rarotongan Miri Rub with hands, stroke, fondle, rub (ointment etc.) on (Bse)
Rennellese Migi Rub, move back and forth; disturb, bother, handle, mix (Ebt)
Rotuman Miri Rub or roll between hands Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan Mili Rub; rub in, as an ointment (Prt)
Samoan Mili/ga Sowing by rubbing between the fingers, as tobacco seed (Prt)
Samoan Mili/mili Style of massage (McP)
Sikaiana Mili To hold; drill, to drill; spinning top (Dnr)
Sikaiana Mili/a To be spoiled through constant touching, as when a child plays too roughly with a kitten (Dnr)
Sikaiana M/mili To turn, twist (vt) (Dnr)
Tahitian Miri/miri/ Handle, examine, massage, fondle, caress. Toucher et examiner un object, caresser (Lmt). (Wte)
Takuu M/miri/ Massage, handle (Hwd)
Takuu M/miri Roll something between one's hands; rub one's hands together; twist, (wring bird's neck) (Mle)
Takuu Miri Drill; use a drill; twist a coconut to detach it from the stalk (Mle)
Tikopia Miri Anoint (arch.); bore hole (Fth)
Tikopia Mili Rub Phonologically Irregular (Fth)
Tokelau (Mi(li))mili Rub; massage (Sma)
Tongan Mili/hi Handle (unduly), turn over and over in the hands (Cwd)
Tongan Mili Rub with the hand (esp. body with oil); rub between the hands (Cwd)
Tongan Mili To rub, to smooth down (Mar)
Tuamotu Miri Rub, stroke with fingers, smooth out; smear, anoint with oil (Stn)
Tuvalu Mili Rub with flat of hand (Rby)
Tuvalu M/mili To rub (of oil); continually play with (Jsn)
West Uvea Mili/na Toucher (Hmn)

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