Protoform: NIFI.1 [NP] Thin, sharp

Description: Thin, sharp
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian
Notes:

*1 Cf. PPN *ma-nifi "thin".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Nihi Arched, curved; archway (Fts)
Hawaiian Nihi Edge, brink, rim, border; standing on edge (Pki)
Luangiua ŋihi Thin (Smd)
Mangaia Niʔi Edge (Chn)
Marquesas Nihi/nihi Sharp, pointed, peaked (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Ni/nihi/ Steep; neap (of tide) (Wms)
Nuguria Paa/nihi Fence, paling (around a village or house) Problematic (Dvl)
Rarotongan Niʔi/niʔi High point of cliff (Bse)
Tikopia Nifi/nifi Thin (Fth)
Tongan Nifi Little, but generally used ironically Problematic (Bkr)
Tuamotu Nihi High, steep (Stn)

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