Protoform: FAGA-FAQO [XW] A pet

Description: A pet
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to XW: West Polynesia (TON,NIU,EUV,EFU,SAM,TOK,TUV,NFO)

*0 << PN *faga.3b, and cf. *faqo.1b
*8 Note: NIU possible borrowing or substrate?

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Fagafaʔo Look after, tend, tame ; apprivoiser un cochon; cochon apprivoisé (Rch)
Niue Fao To pet, to make a pet of; to use, to try (only used in expressions indicating personal trial and tribulation). A pet (McE). (Sph)
Niue Manu fao Pet (n) (Sph)
Samoan Faagafao Pet n. (Prt)
Tokelau Faagafao Pet pig (Sma)
Tongan Fangafaʔa/i To stuff with food, cram Problematic (Cwd)

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