Protoform: TALAI [OC] Hew, carve

Description: Hew, carve
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*4 POC *taRa(q) "adze"
*7 Cf. PNCV *talai "giant clam (Tridacna), adze" (Clark 2009), PMC *talaa "adze"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Talai Trim branches off tree (Mfr)
Easter Island Tarai Carve, model, mould, sculpt (Fts)
Fijian Dara Slip, slide, glide Problematic (Cpl)
Hawaiian Kaalai Hew, carve (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Taarai Scoop out banana flesh (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Dalai Axe; to make a long stroke with an axe or knife (Lbr)
Mangareva Tarai Tailler, bucher (se did des menuisiers, des tailleurs de pierre). To rough-hew; to dress timber or stones; to carve, to execute sculpture (Tgr). (Rch)
Marquesas Taʔai (MQN), teʔai, tekai (MQS) Tailler, ciseler, travailler, sculpter le bois ou la pierre, équarrir (Lch)
Marquesas Taʔai (MQN) Tailler au couteau; cut with a knife (appointer un poteau, écarrir; sharp-point a pole, square timber). (Chf)
Moriori Tarei Fashion (or chip) (Shd)
Mota Tara Hew, chop, cut (Cdn)
New Zealand Maori Taarai Dress, shape, fashion (particularly of working timber with an adze) (Wms)
Niue Talai To carve, chop (Sph)
Penrhyn Tarai Carve, chip, cut knots (Sta)
Pukapuka Talai Hew, carve, shape wood (Mta)
Rarotongan Tarai Chop, chisel or adze something into shape; carve something out (Bse)
Rennellese Tagai Whittle, peel, sharpen a point (Ebt)
Rotuman Tara Whittle, pare, shave or carve (wood etc.);peel with a knife Problematic (Cwd)
Saʔa Dara Cut up solids, hollow a log (Ivs)
Samoan Talai To adze (Prt)
Tahitian Tarai Tailler le bois ou la pierre (Lmt)
Tikopia Tarai Chip (Drd) (Fth)
Tokelau (Tala)talai Chip, adze, cut; make something out of wood by hewing and chipping with an adze (Sma)
Tongan Taaʔi To carve out by chopping (as a canoe) Problematic (Cwd)
Tuamotu Taarai Dress, shape, fashion, carve (of timber) (Stn)
Tuvalu Talai Hew, carve (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Talai Adze, giant clam ; scraper (piece of metal used when making pudding from bananas etc., but not used for coconuts) (Ray)
Vaeakau-Taumako Talae Carve (Ebt)
Vaeakau-Taumako Talai/a Cut (e.g. a tree or some food for distribution in the family or village) (Hvn)
West Futuna Tarai-a Scrape, to scrape out; shavings (esp. of green banana).... Gratter banane avec coquillage (Rve). (Dty)

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