Protoform: AWA [MP] Channel, passage through reef

Description: Channel, passage through reef
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*0 >> NP *awaawa, SO *faqi-ava
*4 POC *sawa(n,9) "channel in reef giving passage to boats, landing place, anchorage" (LPO I:204;II:111); POC *qawa 'mouth, opening' (LPO V:129).
*5 PMP *sawaq "channel" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Ava Passage from open sea to protected water (not necessarily a channel) (Fbg)
East Futuna Ava Passage (Mfr)
East Uvea Ava Passe, passage, entrée, accès, ouverture. Etre ouvert, béant, libre. (Rch)
East Uvea Ava/hi Ouvrir (Rch)
Easter Island Aba Canal, channel, crack, crevice, ditch, trench (Fts)
Hawaiian Awa Channel (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Awa Channel, harbour (Lbr)
Kapingamarangi Awa iga Fish weir (Lbr)
Luangiua Ava Entrance through reef. Strait (passage between two islands), if covered at low tide (Hbn)
Luangiua Ava/va Strait (passage between two islands), if covered at high tide only (Hbn)
Luangiua Ava River, channel (Smd)
Mangareva Ava Passe pour les navires (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Ava Channel (Bck)
Marquesas Ava Fissure, fente, crevasse; défile, passage, gorge de montagne, passe du lagon. Passe, passage, detroit, canal; distance, espace, intervalle (Dln). (Lch)
Marquesas Ava puta Seuil de la porte, entrée de la maison (Lch)
Moriori Awa River channel . Creek (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Awa Channel, river (Wms)
Niuafoʔou Ava Channel (Dye)
Niuatoputapu Kupenga tali/ava Fishing with net strung across channel (Dye)
Niue Ava Channel, passage through reef, harbour, opening in reef. Furrow, stripe; crack, gap (McE). (Sph)
Nuguria Ava Channel through reef, main passage (small passage is called muri ava) (Dvl)
Nukumanu Ava Passage (Fbg)
Nukuoro Ava Passage, channel (Crl)
Penrhyn Ava A passage through the reef opening into the lagoon (Cbl)
Pukapuka Ava Reef passage (Mta)
Raʔivavae Ava A pass, entrance, channel through the reef (Stn)
Rapa Ava Pass, entrance to harbour (Grn)
Rarotongan Ava Channel, passage (Bse)
Rennellese Aba Pass, channel, beach, canoe anchorage (Ebt)
Samoan Ava Channel (Prt)
Sikaiana Ava Passage (Dnr)
Tahitian Ava Passe (pour entrer dans un lagon ou dans un port) (Lmt)
Takuu Ava Deep passage in reef, channel (Mle)
Tikopia Ava Channel; stream of any size (Fth)
Tokelau Ava A channel (through or across the reef); a natural channel (running up into the reef from the ocean side) (Sma)
Tongan Ava Passage, opening. A cove, crevice, creek; a hole; a gap; a streight (Mar). (Cwd)
Tongan Ava To have a hole or aperture in it; to be open... (Cwd)
Tongan Ava/ngi, ava/ki To perforate, make a hole or opening in; to scuttle (a ship); to lift so as to leave a little space underneath (Cwd)
Tuamotu Ava Pass, channel in a reef, port, harbour (Stn)
Tuvalu Ava Passage through reef (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ava Passage through the reef (Hvn)
Waya Cawa Beach or reef below high-tide mark Problematic (Ply)

42 entries found

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