Protoform: KANA.1 [PN] A kind of sponge used as an abrasive; to polish with such

Description: A kind of sponge used as an abrasive; to polish with such
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Kana A substance found in water on reef and used for polishing metal (a type of coral?) (Fbg)
East Futuna Kana Hard sponge used as polisher , soft coral (i) (Gzl)
East Uvea Kana Sorte d'eponge dure de mer servant a polir le bois (Btn)
Hawaiian ʔAna Pumice used as abrasive (Pki)
Mangaia Kana Red, branching coral (Chn)
Mangareva Kana Corail tirant sur le jaune; son polype est vénimeux et fait gonfler la partie du corps qui a été touché (Rch)
Marquesas Kana Gravier dans les lichens (Dln)
Marquesas Kana/kana Eponge (Dln)
Marquesas Kana/tai Sel, éponge (Dln)
Niue Kana Soft coral; to scrub, clean, burnish (McE)
Nukuoro Gala/gala. Karakara (Crn). Sponge (several spp.) Phonologically Irregular (Crl)
Penrhyn Kana Grate; stool-type coconut grater; kind of coral. Vegetable substance growing in flat rounded masses on the coral heads in the lagoon…used like sandpaper (Bck). (Sta)
Pukapuka Kana A type of sea sponge (Mta)
Rarotongan Kana Stool-type coconut grater; to grate with such. Said to be a borrowing from the northern group (Bse)
Rarotongan ʔAna/ʔana Polish Problematic (Bse)
Rennellese Kana Marine growth on coral, when dry used as sandpaper (Ebt)
Samoan ʔAna Coral used as pumice-stone (Prt)
Tahitian ʔAna Râpe à coco faite d’un fer plat quie porte des dents a son extrémité, autrefois en corail; râper des cocos (Lmt)
Takuu Kana Shellfish sp. (Mle)
Tikopia Kana Marine material, probably sponge, said to drift to Tikopia (Fth)
Tongan Kana A kind of marine growth somewhat like a sponge but harder (Cwd)
Tongan Kana/ʔi To rub or scrub or polish with a kana (Cwd)
Tongan Cana Sponge, spongy (Mar)
Tuamotu Kana Coral used as rasp, grater (Stn)
Tuvalu Kana Rub smooth; file or rub with feo (Rby)

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