Protoform: NAO [PN] Insert hand in a hole feeling for something, probe, grope

Description: Insert hand in a hole feeling for something, probe, grope
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
Notes:

*0 >> TR *poo-nao "thimble, scabbard"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Na/nao Grope for in hole (Bgs)
Easter Island Na/nao To take something out of a bag, a net, a basket (e.g. fish) (Kvt)
Hawaiian Nao Probe (Pki)
Mangareva Na/nao Sortir des poissons d'un panier (Rch)
Mangareva Taa/nao Introduire la main dans une ouverture; introduce the hand in an opening. (Chf)
Manihiki-Rakahanga No The act of collecting clam shells Phonologically Irregular (Krk)
Manihiki-Rakahanga No/noo Stretch out (hand) Phonologically Irregular (Krk)
Marquesas Na/nao Introduire la mans dans, fouiller, chercher avec la main dans un trou (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Nao Feel with hand, handle (Wms)
Niue Nao Probe with fingers, poke (e.g. into rock hole for sea-food, into one's own mouth). Pull out of hole (McE). (Sph)
Niue Na/naoo Thrust hand into hole (McE)
Niue Na/naao Commence to pull something out of a hole (McE)
Niue Lao, nao To probe (with finger or hand), put one's fingers or hand into something (Sph)
Nuguria Rao/rao To take sleeping fish from holes at night in shallow water Phonologically Irregular (Dvl)
Nuguria R/rao Take out, put out (fish from a basket) Phonologically Irregular (Dvl)
Nukuoro Nao Extract by gouging with finger (Crl)
Penrhyn Noo Open tridacna shells, separate flesh from shell; shell opener, a pointed stick made from ngangie wood (Sta)
Penrhyn Noo/noo grope a fish, put a hand into a hole in a rock to search for a fish (Sta)
Rarotongan Nao Grope for something in a confined space (Bse)
Rennellese Nao Remove innards, as of tridacna (Ebt)
Samoan Nao/nao Feel in hole (Prt)
Sikaiana L/lao To feel something without looking at it; put finger down throat to induce vomiting Phonologically Irregular (Dnr)
Tahitian Na/nao Essayer d'atteindre, avec la main, un object visible. To thrust or introduce the hand or arm into any cavity, hole, or aperture (Dvs). (Lmt)
Tahitian Taa/nao, tii/nao Introduire la main dans un trou pour attraper une anguille, un crabe de terre (Lmt)
Takuu N/nao Insert finger or hand to feel for, probe... (Mle)
Tikopia Nao Drive in, penetrate (Fth)
Tokelau Nao Kill (clam) by cutting off the tough cord which anchors it to the coral; extract the flesh (of a clam) by cutting off the cord which holds the two sides of the shell together; a special implement used for this (Sma)
Tongan Na/nao, va/vao To pick or scoop out the inside or the contents with one's finger (object container or contents)... (Cwd)
Tuamotu Tii/nao/ Feel with hand in holes (Stn)
Tuvalu Nao Insert hand in a hole (Rby)
West Uvea Na/nao Pêche ancienne, à la sagaie, le pêcheur nageant sur un bout de bois Uncertain Semantic Connection (Hmn)

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