Protoform: HOA [PN] Pair, couple

Description: Pair, couple
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *soa "friend, partner, companion"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Luangiua Si/a/oa. Si/á/ua (Sar). Two (counting in pairs) (Smd)
Luangiua Ke/lua/oa Four (fish) [i.e. two pairs] (Smd)
Luangiua Kalu/ŋa/oa Six (counting in pairs) (Smd)
Luangiua Ha/ŋa/oa Eight (counting in pairs) (Smd)
Luangiua O/ʔoa Twins Problematic (Smd)
Mangareva Ma/oa/oa Echo, répétition d'un son; son moyen du *pu* Problematic (Rch)
Niue Gaa/hoa In twos, times two (us. of fish)...[pair] (Sph)
Nuguria Hi/a/oa Two (reporting), pair (Dvl)
Samoan Oa Classifying particle used for counting in pairs (obs.) (Mnr)
Samoan Oa A couple, commencing with the second, as: e luaaoa, e tolugaaoa, etc. (Prt)
Sikaiana Si/a/oa Cardinal number, two, when reporting numbers (Dnr)
Sikaiana Oa/ta Twins Problematic (Dnr)
Takuu -oa Unit of measurement for pairs of things other than coconuts (siaoa, ruaoa, torunaaoa...) (Mle)
Tikopia Oa Couple, in count of coconuts; pair (Fth)
Tongan Hoa Pair (Cwd)
Tongan Gna/hoa A pair, a couple (Mar)
Tongan (-ga)-hoa Pair classifier in counting fish or yams (6 and over) (Cct)
Vaeakau-Taumako A/oa Pair (prenuclear quantifier) (Hvn)

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