Protoform: QUGA-KOA [PN] Shellfish sp. (Vermetidae): *quga-ko(a,o)

Description: Shellfish sp. (Vermetidae): *quga-ko(a,o)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *quga "Hermit crab sp."
*8 Noted by Lavondès, JSOc 39 (June 1973).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Unaʔoa A mollusk (Vermetidae sp.) (Pki)
Hawaiian Kaunaʔoa A mollusk (Vermetidae sp.) (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Unga-goo Mollusc sp, (Vermetid gastropod sp.) (Lbr)
Mangaia Ungakoa Worm Shells (Vermetid spp.) (Cek)
Marquesas Ukako (MQN), unako (MQS) Vermet, polype; trous dans les chairs, plaie vénérienne (Dln)
Marquesas Ukako (MQN) (Plaie) creuser, ronger; (of a sore) eat into, fester (Chf)
Marquesas Ukako(o) (Ua Pou), unaakoo (Hiva Oa) Bernard-l'hermite, hermit crab (Chf)
Niue Ungakoo Mollusc sp. (with cylindrical shell, usually attached to rocks or flat reef, sometimes in spiral form...). A limpet (McE). (Sph)
Nukuoro Unga-goo Vermetid gastropod sp (Crl)
Penrhyn Ungakoa, ungakoo Wormshell, marine worm staying in a tubular shell (not a Penrhynese word) (Sta)
Pukapuka Unakoa, unukoa Univalve shell, a mollusc which lives in a tunnel in the coral Phonologically Irregular (Bge)
Raʔivavae Uŋaʔo Marine worm (Zpn)
Rarotongan Ungakoa Shellfish (Vermetid sp.) (McC)
Rennellese ʔUngakoa Kind of sharp mollusc (Ebt)
Tahitian Uʔaʔoo Vermet; mollusque qui vit dans des tubes calcaires sur le récif (Lmt)
Tikopia Ungakoo Teredo mollusc, boring into timber (Fth)
Tokelau Ugakoa Variety of sharp prickly coral found on the upper surface of the reef, pinkish in colour (Sma)
Tongan ʔUngakoo Small inedible shellfish (Cwd)
Tuamotu Uŋakoo Medium growth stage of edible marine worm (Stn)

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