Protoform: ASA.1 [AN] To grate

Description: To grate
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian

*4 POC *asa(q) "grate, sharpen by grating or rubbing" (LPO I:94,236).
*6 PAN *Sasaq "whet, sharpen" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Ta/ta To grate manioc on a *paota* (Fbg)
East Uvea Aha/aha Tailler un bois pour en diminuer grosseur (Btn)
Fijian Yaca To grate, grind, file (Cpl)
Lau S/ata Rub, rub down, sharpen by rubbing (Fox)
Mota Asa To rub, wash by rubbing (Cdn)
New Zealand Maori Aha/aha Saw-like instrument of shark teeth set in a wooden mounting (Bgs)
Penrhyn Asa Dart Problematic (Yda)
Rennellese Haka/asa To clear, as a trail Problematic (Ebt)
Roviana Asa/ia To grind, as an axe if very blunt; grate, as taro etc. (Whe)
Saʔa Ata/ata Grate (Ivs)
Tupuaki Aha A grater, either of coral or iron...used for grating the meat of mature coconuts (Atn)
Waya (Y)aca Be held in one hand and drawn sharply across a surface: be filed, ground, grated, sharpened... (Ply)

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