Protoform: QUGA-QUGA [XW] Decay (of teeth, yams, coconuts): *quga(-quga)

Description: Decay (of teeth, yams, coconuts): *quga(-quga)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to XW: West Polynesia (TON,NIU,EUV,EFU,SAM,TOK,TUV,NFO)

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna ʔUgaʔuga Mal recousu; carié (dent); ébréché; raboteux; laid (Mfr)
East Uvea ʔUga Tartre qui s'attache aux dents, la carie dentaire; (coco) gâté, non sain (Rch)
Fijian Ugauga Pitted or riddled, as worm-eaten wood; the worm that eats the wood (Cpl)
Niue Ungaunga Small cuts, wounds (as on a yam etc.); to carve (McE)
Samoan Uga Rotten, of teeth (Prt)
Samoan Ugauga Partially grey, of hair; small [ex. house] Uncertain Semantic Connection (Prt)
Tokelau Uga The scale or deposit on humans' teeth (Sma)
Tongan ʔUngoʔunga Full of holes, made by insects, worms, grubs, etc. (Cwd)
Tongan ʔUnga/a (of teeth) Hollow or decayed; (of coconuts) withered or imperfectly formed inside (Cwd)

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