Protoform: PULEWA [FJ] Marine substance/creature with stone-like or rough exterior

Description: Marine substance/creature with stone-like or rough exterior
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to FJ: Fijic

*2 PCP *bulewa "an organism growing on rocks, possibly encrusting brown rock coral (LPO IV:210).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Puleva Espèce de bêche de mer (Rch)
Easter Island Pureva Stone (old word) (Fts)
Fijian Bulewa Pumice-like stone found on reefs (Cpl)
Hawaiian Puulewa Kind of stone used as sinker for octopus hooks (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Purewe Sand-paper-like growth on coral, used to smooth paddles (Ebt)
Kapingamarangi Bulewe Coral variety (Lbr)
Mangareva Pureva Ecume jaune qui traîne sur la mer du 17 au 21 février et qui fait périr le poisson qui la mange; frai, oeufs de poisson; été, la plus chaude des saisons. Roe or eggs of fish; yellow scum floating on the sea from about the 17th to 21st of February, and this yellow substance is eaten by fish; summer (Tgr). (Rch)
Marquesas Pueva. Puʔeva (Lch). Démangeaison, démanger Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dln)
Marquesas Pu/évva To itch; itching pustules between the fingers Uncertain Semantic Connection (Crk)
New Zealand Maori Purewha A mussel (Volcella areolatus) (Wms)
Pukapuka Puleva Slimy brown slick on water (from coral) (Sby)
Sikaiana Puleva Type of sea coral that is soft and spongy in the part where it is growing (Dnr)
Takuu Pureva Large sea anemone sp. (Mle)
Tuvalu Puleva (Echidna nebulosa) (Gty.1994); Dragon Moray Eel > (Rby)
Waya Bulewa A soft coral, sticks to reefs (Ply)

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