Protoform: FUGA.3 [AN] Flower

Description: Flower
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian

*4 POC *pu9a "flower, blossom" (LPO III:112)
*5 PMP *bu9a "flower, blossom; to flower, bear flowers; yield a benefit (as interest on a loan); first-born child; cotton; vulva (refined or evasive), skin rash, prickly heat; speckled (of fish); kidneys" (ACD).
*6 PAN *bu9a "flower, blossom (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Luangiua Puŋa Coconut flower, coconut seeds Phonologically Irregular (Smd)
Nukuoro Hungahunga-nui Flower of the coconut tree (Crl)
Nukuoro Hunga A flower (Crn)
Samoan Fuga Flower, blossom (Prt)
Sikaiana Puna The frond or blossom of a cutnut tree (tukuhala) Phonologically Irregular (Dnr)
Takuu Puna Coconut bud Phonologically Irregular (Mle)
Tokelau Fuga Flower, blossom (Sma)

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