Protoform: KAU.8 [XO] Type of fish hook

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

*8 REN ghau 'fish-hook' suggests this may be a borrowing from a SE Solomonic language.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Kau Very large hook...used for catching large fish such as sharks, and for hanging objects in the house (Fbg)
Luangiua ʔAu laveŋa Fish hook, 1'6" long (Smd)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Kau A native fish hook used to catch *paru* [Ruvettus] with Problematic (Sve)
Pukapuka Kau Wooden fishhook... Problematic (Bge)
Takuu Kau Loop of fishing line tied to the base of a tuna fishing pole to which the hooks of the several fishing lines are attached when not in use (Mle)
Takuu Kau ravena Wooden fish-hook (Hwd)
Tikopia Kau Hook of great size, esp. shark hook... (Fth)

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