Protoform: QAOGA [FJ] Useful, suitable

Description: Useful, suitable
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to FJ: Fijic

*1 Cf. NP *qao.3 "appropriate, suitable"
*3 PCP *qao9a (Gty. 1981), *qa(R)o9a (Gty. 1983).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna ʔAoga Importance, use, value; useful (Bgs)
Fijian Yaga Useful (Cpl)
Niue Aoga Useful, worthy, suitable (McE)
Penrhyn Onga Extra, surplus Borrowed (Sta)
Penrhyn Onga/tia Disgust at having to labour Uncertain Semantic Connection (Bck)
Pukapuka Onga Extra, surplus Borrowed (Sby)
Pukapuka Aonga/a Suitable, useful (Sby)
Rarotongan ʔOonga/a Extra, surplus; additional, excess Problematic (Bse)
Rennellese ʔAoga To be enough, useful, satisfactory, valuable, worthwhile, suitable, proper; to be able, have permission; should, ought, may, need; to fit, as clothes (Ebt)
Samoan Aoga/a Use, value (Prt)
Tokelau Aoga/a Be of use, useful; be effective, work (Sma)
Tongan ʔAonga Useful, of practical value (Cwd)
Tongan Aˈoonga Of use; valuable (Mar)
Tuvalu Aogaa Useful (Rby)
Tuvalu Faka/aoga/ To use (Rby)
Waya (Y)aga Useful, valuable... (Ply)
West Futuna Fak/aoŋa Feast for paying those who 'cut the canoe' Uncertain Semantic Connection (Cpl)

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