Protoform: UA.2 [PN] Push or lever along horizontally

Description: Push or lever along horizontally
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*8 Note. Reflexes in some languages suggest *ua-(a)ki.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Uoke A supernatural being who traditionally traveled about the Pacific, destroying islands with a gigantic lever; he is said to have broken his lever at Easter Island and thus been unable to destroy it (Egt 1970:182) Problematic (Fts)
Hawaiian U(w)a/i To move (as an object), push aside; move from place to place (as a tethered animal), sliding (as a door); opening and shutting (Pki)
Mangareva Ua/i Faire mordre un levier sous une pierre ou autre chose; pousser une pirogue de la terre en mer. To push a canoe or raft into the water (Tgr). (Rch)
Marquesas Ua/ʔi Launch or recover a canoe; uncover an oven (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Ua/ki Push (as in launching a canoe), push open a sliding door (Bgs)
Rennellese Ua To pry loose, pull, as trigger (Ebt)
Samoan Ua/ua A lever ; prise up (Prt)
Tikopia Ua/aki Lever outwards, as in enlarging a hole with digging-stick, moving log with crowbar, working paddle away from canoe side (Fth)
Tongan Ua Wedge up, lever up (Cwd)
Tongan Voke Pinch and twist at the same time, tweak Problematic (Cwd)
West Futuna Raga/ua (ANI) To lift (a fallen tree) (Dty)

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