Protoform: PUU-QOSO [NP] Hold (storage area under canoe decking)

Description: Hold (storage area under canoe decking)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

*8 (TOK) Lit. puu 'hole', oho 'provision of food' -- the hole in a canoe where food for a fishing trip is stored (Simona). Cf. PN *puu.2, *qoho.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Puó Hold of a canoe -- area under *puke* in which fish are kept during an ocean voyage (Fbg)
East Futuna Puuʔoso Ecoutille [hatch] (Mfr)
East Uvea Puʔoho Le dessous du *puke* d'une pirogue (Rch)
Samoan Puoso The part of a canoe under the half-deck (Prt)
Takuu Puoso, puaso Inside of the prow of a canoe (if the vessel has a quarterdeck) (Mle)
Tikopia Puoso Forepeak or stern cavity, esp. sea-going craft with space under bow and stern covers, where provisions (oso) may be stored (Fth)
Tokelau Puuoho The bow or stern cavity, or hold, of a seacraft; that part which is covered over at the bow and the stern by a forepeak on a traditional canoe (Sma)

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