Protoform: PEI [NP] Small fruit; game played with these

Description: Small fruit; game played with these
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian
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Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Mangaia Pei Green candlenut fruit divided into halves; toss or fumble something on one's palm (as in playing dib-stones) (Sta)
Mangareva Pei Faire sauter sur les mains des petites boules ou des fruits pour s'amuser (Rch)
Penrhyn Pei The youngest maturation stage of coconut (Sta)
Rarotongan Pei A coconut at the youngest stage of its development (Bse)
Samoan Pei Crack (nuts) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Mnr)
Tahitian Pei The name of an amusement in which stones, or limes, are thrown and caught. Jongler (Lmt). (Dvs)
Tokelau Pei Stunted coconut; stunted pandanus fruit (Sma)
Tuamotu Pei To juggle, toss; juggling balls (Stn)
Tuvalu Pei To tell the future from cards or by other means of divination Uncertain Semantic Connection (Jsn)
Tuvalu P/pei To throw (Jsn)
Tuvalu Pei Break a vessel (e.g. coconut, head, canoe, cup) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rby)

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