Protoform: IKA-TAPU [XO] Large Carangid fish

Description: Large Carangid fish
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to XO: Outliers (NKO KAP NGR TAK NKM OJA SIK PIL REN TIK ANU MAE MFA WFU WEV)

*1 Cf. PPN *ika 'fish', *tapu 'sacred'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Ika tapu A kind of fish reaching perhaps five pounds; very hard fighter and very good to eat; with navy blue and gold markings (pompano?) (Fbg)
Ifira-Mele Ikaatapu Very large grouper (Clk)
Luangiua Akapu Flat silver fish sp. with bony lateral line (Tbs)
Sikaiana Ika tapu Fish sp., a blue colored trevally (Dnr)
Takuu Ika tapu Large trevally [Caranx sp.] (Mle)
Tikopia Ikatapu Jack (Caranx sp., prob. C.melampygus)... (Fth)

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