Protoform: PUSA.1 [PN] Box n

Description: Box n
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. EP *pisa "box; box-shaped enclosure"
*4 POC *busa "container for solid objects, package" (ACD). [Based on PN + Lau, Kwaio]

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Paka/puta Spool around which fishing line is wound; dropline spool Problematic (Fbg)
East Futuna Pusa Chest, trunk, case (Bgs)
Hawaiian Pahu Box, drum, cask, chest, barrel, trunk, tank, case, keg, ark, coffin etc. (Pki Problematic (Pki)
Lau Puta Parcel, packet, roll Problematic (Ivs)
Mangareva Puʔa Siège sans dossier Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Puiha Wooden box (said to have been imported) (Bck)
Marquesas Puho Cage, cabine, petite chambre... Tablette (Lch). Phonologically Irregular (Dln)
Marquesas Búho kiÿure A snare for rats (Crk)
Niue Puha Box, case (Sph)
Samoan Pusa Box, case (Prt)
Tokelau Puha Any box-shaped container (Sma)
Tongan Puha Box, case, barrel (Cwd)
Tongan Booha A box; a chest (Mar)
Tuamotu Puha Box, casket, etc (Stn)
Tuvalu Puha Trunk, chest (Rby)

15 entries found

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