Protoform: KAU-TAA [PN] Small wooden implement, probably drum-stick

Description: Small wooden implement, probably drum-stick
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 << PN *kau 'wood', ?*taa 'strike'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Kaʔutaa Gourdin pour sonner la cloche en bois Phonologically Irregular (Mfr)
East Uvea Kautaa Maillet, bâtonnet pour jouer du tamtam (Rch)
Hawaiian ʔAukaa Wood woven through sticks in 'ie kala fish trap; long stems, as of some species of mangoes; bar, as of soap or gold; ridge or strip between the flutes of a column; facet, fillet, capstain bar, bar across a roadway; stump (Pki)
Mangaia Kautaa Stiff Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sta)
Pukapuka Kautaa Wooden beater for a gong (Bge)
Rarotongan Kautaa Netting-needle, mesh-gauge, shuttle (Bse)
Samoan ʔAutaa Bell-clapper; gong-stick (Mnr)
Tahitian Auta A needle used in thatching; the act of cutting the body of an enemy; the act of supercission (not circumcision, as it has been wrongly called) (Dvs)
Tahitian ʔAutaa Coin de bois qui sert à la circoncision (Lmt)
Tikopia Kautaa Beating stick for sounding board... (Fth)
Tokelau Kautaa Drum stick; gong stick; bell clapper (Sma)
Tongan Kautaa Drum-stick; either or both of two large curved pieces of timber contituting the main framework at the end of a Tongan house (Cwd)
Tuamotu Kautaa A small flat wooden implement which is slipped under the prepuce in the superincision operation (Stn)
Tuvalu Kautaa Sticks used to beat a tin during a fatele (Jsn)

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