Protoform: FUQAGA [CP] Whetstone, grindstone

Description: Whetstone, grindstone
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CP: Central Pacific

*0 >> NP *foqaga
*3 PCP *vuqa(i)9a "pumice; whetstone, grindstone" (LPO I:94, II:65).
*8 Note: EAS hu`a (Fts), which is not in (Egt) or (Chl), is considered to be borrowed from TAH hu`a < PNP *fuga.2 "crumb, grain, or scrap from crumbling or scraping".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Puanga Sharpening stone (Fbg)
East Futuna Fuaʔga Meule à aiguiser (Mfr)
East Uvea Fuʔaga Pierre ponce; Pierre a aiguiser (Rch (Rch)
Emae Fuaga Pumice ; meule, pierre ponce (Rve)
Niue Fuaga Grinding stone, tool sharpener; flint (Sph)
Nuguria Huana Pumice (used to polish and sharpen things) (Dvl)
Pukapuka Wuanga Archaic word associated with sharpening (Sby)
Sikaiana Huana Pumice or volcanic rock (arrives by drifting) (Dnr)
Takuu Huana Light grey pumice which occasionally drifts to Takuu... (Mle)
Tikopia Fuanga Whetstone (Fth)
Tokelau Fuaga Grinding stone, whetstone (Sma)
Tongan Fuʔo/fuʔanga/ Pumice (Cwd)
Tongan Fooanga A grindstone, a whetstone (Mar)
Tongan Foóa/fooánga Pumice-stone (Mar)
Waya Vuaigo Pumice stone, pumice (Ply)
West Futuna Fuaga Grindstone. Pumice (Dty)
West Uvea Fuanga Meule (en pierre); rocher utilisé pour aiguiser les couteaux (Hmn)

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